Grosses

'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 Mon, Jun. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$4,010,902-54%3,8580$1,040$126,525,5942Warner Bros.
2Bewitched$2,773,688-48%3,174--$874$22,905,7951Sony / Columbia
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$2,276,637-53%3,265-186$697$127,788,1773Fox
4Herbie: Fully Loaded$2,060,480-44%3,521--$585$19,804,9651Disney
5Madagascar$1,237,471-46%2,948-585$420$161,430,1065DreamWorks
6George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$1,191,670-54%2,249--$530$11,413,3951Universal
7Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$829,125-57%2,371-552$350$359,295,9426Fox
8The Longest Yard (2005)$804,214-48%2,516-796$320$142,749,8725Paramount
9The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$591,900-49%2,352-303$252$31,138,8783Miramax / Dimension
10The Perfect Man$469,958-39%2,0903$225$11,378,3332Universal