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 Sun, Jul. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$21,780,073-25%4,325--$5,036$158,021,2931Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$5,001,076-30%3,817-285$1,310$151,864,8183Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$3,913,526-30%3,857-436$1,015$363,811,9874Paramount / DreamWorks
4BrĂ¼no$2,345,593-24%2,7593$850$49,535,1112Universal
5The Hangover$2,261,458-32%2,667-335$848$235,751,2267Warner Bros.
6Public Enemies$2,229,800-30%3,118-218$715$79,642,8213Universal
7The Proposal$2,202,655-35%3,043-115$724$128,085,2855Disney
8Up$913,027-29%1,706-495$535$279,583,2228Disney
9My Sister's Keeper$811,229-25%1,967-477$412$41,509,4814Warner Bros.
10I Love You Beth Cooper$749,301-23%1,87214$400$10,363,4372Fox