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 Wed, Nov. 8 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 8 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$804,452-23%3,1670$254$62,332,3982Lionsgate
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$748,246-54%3,458--$216$22,882,1411Disney
3Flushed Away$719,140-53%3,707--$194$22,007,9491Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Departed$615,507-9%2,785-166$221$103,903,1905Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$484,597-18%2,30524$210$40,766,1193Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$383,741-10%2,375185$162$27,727,8003Paramount / DreamWorks
7Man of the Year (2006)$227,597-21%2,388-238$95$34,614,8184Universal
8Open Season (2006)$138,462-54%2,458-601$56$81,873,1096Sony / Columbia
9Flicka$132,443-42%2,314-563$57$18,118,2583Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$112,880-16%1,274-699$89$52,643,9346Disney