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 Tue, Jul. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$9,511,717-4%4,325--$2,199$177,457,8501Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$3,380,82242%3,817-285$886$157,621,3643Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$2,030,74814%3,857-436$527$367,618,1604Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,567,38530%3,043-115$515$130,854,0205Disney
5The Hangover$1,344,21120%2,667-335$504$238,213,7947Warner Bros.
6BrĂ¼no$1,240,2646%2,7593$450$51,948,2782Universal
7Public Enemies$1,231,07722%3,118-218$395$81,886,4753Universal
8Up$710,21448%1,706-495$416$280,774,3178Disney
9I Love You Beth Cooper$666,96622%1,87214$356$11,579,0002Fox
10My Sister's Keeper$637,47328%1,967-477$324$42,643,5604Warner Bros.