'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 Fri, Dec. 26 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 26 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$13,953,040-3%3,480--$4,009$28,333,0741Fox
2The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$10,144,222-15%2,988--$3,395$22,016,0121Paramount
3Bedtime Stories$10,129,378-4%3,681--$2,752$20,708,0441Disney
4Valkyrie$8,192,442-4%2,711--$3,022$16,685,7981MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$5,930,4700%3,4340$1,727$39,073,9962Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$4,757,8500%2,7580$1,725$30,315,5222Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$3,169,59861%3,1073$1,020$21,731,4702Universal
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$2,787,7641%2,402-1158$1,161$58,569,8693Fox
9The Spirit$2,610,149-32%2,509--$1,040$6,453,1301Lionsgate
10Four Christmases$1,855,578-17%2,510-1005$739$108,606,8645Warner Bros. / New Line