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 Sat, Nov. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$12,422,09910%3,6584$3,396$72,484,3342Disney
2Zathura$5,148,0141%3,223--$1,597$10,245,5801Sony / Columbia
3Derailed$5,035,13112%2,443--$2,061$9,528,4461The Weinstein Company
4Get Rich or Die Tryin'$4,816,13710%1,652--$2,915$14,910,6321Paramount
5Jarhead$4,736,5888%2,44837$1,935$43,932,1852Universal
6Saw II$3,856,18017%2,9490$1,308$71,908,0013Lionsgate
7The Legend of Zorro$2,608,15814%3,053-467$854$37,785,8543Sony / Columbia
8Prime$1,647,74712%1,781-56$925$18,161,9293Universal
9Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$1,496,6586%2,735118$547$28,024,4354DreamWorks
10The Weather Man$748,06721%1,250-260$598$10,991,2703Paramount