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, Jan. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$4,284,688-56%3,8320$1,118$147,228,5682Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$3,884,575-41%3,484-15$1,115$157,513,1093Fox
3I Am Legend$3,377,919-50%3,63616$929$209,507,7763Warner Bros.
4Juno$2,250,319-36%1,01921$2,208$33,721,8841Fox Searchlight
5P.S. I Love You$1,764,027-32%2,46410$716$29,666,1852Warner Bros.
6The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$1,541,550-41%2,7720$556$23,221,0521Sony / Columbia
7Charlie Wilson's War$1,441,612-53%2,5750$560$43,145,1452Universal
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,312,119-44%1,2490$1,051$31,924,3612Paramount / DreamWorks
9Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$1,142,237-50%2,61148$437$31,625,6511Fox
10Enchanted$1,110,673-37%2,26235$491$115,025,5736Disney