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 Sat, Mar. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$26,896,93856%3,7280$7,215$190,803,6292Disney
2Green Zone$5,675,67013%3,003--$1,890$10,720,7101Universal
3She's Out of My League$3,729,25711%2,956--$1,262$7,078,0901Paramount
4Shutter Island$3,548,74348%3,356178$1,057$105,817,4294Paramount
5Our Family Wedding$3,111,81125%1,605--$1,939$5,608,1521Fox Searchlight
6Avatar$2,899,83572%1,718-445$1,688$728,690,58013Fox
7Remember Me$2,871,609-20%2,212--$1,298$6,439,1441Summit
8Cop Out$1,843,46945%2,882-268$640$38,323,3683Warner Bros.
9Brooklyn's Finest$1,798,92728%1,9393$928$20,265,4782Overture
10The Crazies$1,545,27533%2,359-120$655$32,418,2603Overture