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 Thu, Feb. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Norbit$1,472,556-55%3,136--$470$42,081,3231Paramount / DreamWorks
2Music and Lyrics$1,373,081-67%2,929--$469$5,528,7750Warner Bros.
3Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$1,118,173-76%2,111--$530$5,693,6770Lionsgate
4Hannibal Rising$745,423-43%3,003--$248$16,661,8301MGM / Weinstein
5Because I Said So$505,291-42%2,5293$200$28,258,0652Universal
6The Messengers$401,196-54%2,5291$159$26,708,8552Sony / Screen Gems
7Night at the Museum$337,751-42%2,436-567$139$233,633,2168Fox
8Smokin' Aces$301,101-45%1,892-327$159$32,644,7533Universal
9Pan's Labyrinth$283,305-30%1,10927$255$27,843,3987Picturehouse
10Dreamgirls$225,014-36%2,284-513$99$98,051,2107Paramount / DreamWorks