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, Jan. 6 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 6 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$10,485,68748%3,730-38$2,811$157,693,2933Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$5,697,78938%3,027157$1,882$120,994,6734Sony / Columbia
3Children of Men$4,044,24513%1,2091193$3,345$9,223,6131Universal
4Freedom Writers$3,939,64316%1,360--$2,897$7,341,7391Paramount
5The Good Shepherd$2,823,50840%2,25032$1,255$46,733,7323Universal
6Charlotte's Web (2006)$2,819,05351%3,303-442$853$65,055,5384Paramount
7Happily N'Ever After$2,770,35731%2,381--$1,164$4,884,7461Lionsgate
8Rocky Balboa$2,563,77732%3,018-1$849$59,129,1853MGM
9We Are Marshall$2,122,59025%2,502-104$848$33,011,4163Warner Bros.
10Eragon$2,072,96749%2,625-360$790$65,696,8924Fox