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 Mon, Aug. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,590,988-55%3,319--$1,082$40,436,7171Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,112,896-55%3,590-435$589$473,201,3195Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$1,560,204-49%3,0720$508$64,301,0712Sony / Columbia
4Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,366,600-59%3,452--$396$15,977,3271Warner Bros.
5Mirrors$1,171,980-59%2,664--$440$12,333,2791Fox
6Mamma Mia!$928,572-46%2,771-423$335$116,941,1925Universal
7The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$924,123-61%3,363-415$275$87,170,0753Universal
8The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$893,392-43%2,7147$329$32,898,9902Warner Bros.
9Step Brothers$691,052-51%2,648-534$261$91,383,1044Sony / Columbia
10Journey to the Center of the Earth$429,563-56%1,405-565$306$88,438,3476Warner Bros. / New Line