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, Jun. 24 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 24 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$62,016,254--4,234--$14,647$62,016,2540Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$4,001,008-14%3,056--$1,309$46,945,4201Disney
3The Hangover$3,084,779-12%3,545190$870$163,209,4273Warner Bros.
4Up$2,690,485-8%3,562-324$755$234,659,9994Disney
5Year One$1,479,380-20%3,022--$490$25,296,5541Sony / Columbia
6The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$867,142-24%3,013-61$288$47,230,7722Sony / Columbia
7Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$751,141-22%2,409-956$312$159,059,2405Fox
8Star Trek$701,04430%2,307-331$304$242,064,9627Paramount
9Imagine That$360,536-25%3,0113$120$12,788,6912Paramount
10Land of the Lost$285,242-43%1,905-1629$150$45,376,4003Universal