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 Fri, Feb. 5 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 5 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dear John$13,764,704--2,969--$4,636$13,764,7041Sony / Screen Gems
2Avatar$6,160,319128%3,000-74$2,053$613,014,5088Fox
3From Paris with Love$2,948,715--2,722--$1,083$2,948,7151Lionsgate
4Edge of Darkness$2,309,962117%3,0660$753$24,402,4422Warner Bros.
5When in Rome$2,053,604199%2,4560$836$17,449,2092Disney
6The Tooth Fairy$1,635,295376%3,218-127$508$29,468,2683Fox
7The Book of Eli$1,515,860125%2,820-255$538$78,843,6654Warner Bros.
8Legion$1,062,849106%2,339-137$454$32,341,1323Sony / Screen Gems
9Sherlock Holmes$782,417138%1,805-445$433$199,731,7137Warner Bros.
10The Blind Side$773,555163%1,740-11$445$239,639,94712Warner Bros.