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 Sun, Jan. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$6,151,668-41%3,730-38$1,649$163,844,9613Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$3,040,818-47%3,027157$1,005$124,035,4914Sony / Columbia
3Children of Men$2,581,934-36%1,2091193$2,136$11,805,5471Universal
4Freedom Writers$2,063,125-48%1,360--$1,517$9,404,8641Paramount
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,909,041-32%3,303-442$578$66,964,5794Paramount
6Happily N'Ever After$1,723,161-38%2,381--$724$6,607,9071Lionsgate
7The Good Shepherd$1,608,613-43%2,25032$715$48,342,3453Universal
8Rocky Balboa$1,515,000-41%3,018-1$502$60,644,1853MGM
9Eragon$1,347,651-35%2,625-360$513$67,044,5434Fox
10Happy Feet$1,252,789-27%2,212-353$566$185,424,6958Warner Bros.