'Guardians of the Galaxy' Continues to Soar on Tuesday with $2.11MAugust 27, 2014 12:35 PM

by Daniel Garris

Guardians of the Galaxy took in $2.11 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office once again. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was up 27 percent over Monday and down a very solid 40 percent from last Tuesday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a massive $255.23 million in 26 days. That currently ranks the film as the third highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically (behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie). Guardians of the Galaxy is now just $4.54 million away from surpassing the $259.77 million final domestic gross of Captain America: The Winter Soldier for first place.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grossed $1.66 million to remain in second. Paramount's successful franchise re-launch increased 28 percent over Monday and fell 53 percent from last Tuesday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $148.49 million through 19 days of release. The film is now just $1.51 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark and is set to reach the milestone on Thursday.

Warner's If I Stay held steady in third place with $1.54 million. The low-budget drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz was up a solid 21 percent over Monday, though that also represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. If I Stay continues to perform towards the lower end of expectations with a five-day start of $18.48 million. That places the film essentially on par with the $18.41 million five-day take of last year's Carrie.

Let's Be Cops followed in fourth place with $1.30 million. Fox's low-budget action-comedy was up 27 percent over Monday and down 48 percent from last Tuesday. Let's Be Cops has grossed a very solid $47.39 million through two weeks of release and is set to surpass the $50 million domestic mark on Friday.

It was a very close three-way race for fifth place on Tuesday between The Giver, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Expendables 3. The Weinstein Company's The Giver led the trio with $0.773 million, fellow Weinstein Company release Sin City: A Dame to Kill For followed in sixth with $0.765 million and Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 landed in seventh with $0.758 million. Respective total grosses stand at $28.73 million for The Expendables 3 in twelve days, at $25.17 million for The Giver in twelve days and at just $7.69 million for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in five days.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jan. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hide and Seek$8,770,08612%3,005--$2,918$16,602,5491Fox
2Are We There Yet?$7,523,62291%2,7101$2,776$33,565,4702Sony / Columbia
3Million Dollar Baby$5,413,58260%2,0101863$2,693$18,113,1267Warner Bros.
4Meet the Fockers$3,757,96868%3,006-440$1,250$256,344,2686Universal
5Coach Carter$3,633,01254%2,57422$1,411$51,541,3883Paramount
6The Aviator (2004)$3,390,77668%2,503242$1,355$66,115,2436Miramax
7Racing Stripes$3,042,266133%3,1850$955$32,877,0643Warner Bros.
8Sideways$2,861,48169%1,694995$1,689$38,263,87515Fox Searchlight
9In Good Company$2,842,72150%1,960-3$1,450$34,486,9815Universal
10Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$1,847,24455%2,2970$804$13,509,0822Rogue