'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, Mar. 25 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$34,877,678-31%4,137--$8,431$152,535,7471Lionsgate
221 Jump Street$5,602,825-35%3,1210$1,795$70,222,5152Sony / Columbia
3Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$4,026,315-32%3,677-92$1,095$177,412,0554Universal
4John Carter$1,469,731-34%3,212-537$458$62,407,2123Disney
5Act of Valor$554,831-40%2,219-546$250$65,921,0865Relativity Media
6A Thousand Words$522,836-42%1,787-108$293$14,950,3223Paramount
7Project X (2012)$489,850-39%2,065-857$237$51,733,4844Warner Bros.
8Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$419,689-32%1,340-595$313$97,139,5017Warner Bros. / New Line
9Safe House$352,450-47%1,330-590$265$122,582,3507Universal
10This Means War$212,332-53%1,188-472$179$52,270,7186Fox
11The Vow$187,980-49%1,258-917$149$122,776,3507Sony / Screen Gems
12Silent House (2012)$140,769-52%1,202-922$117$11,962,7313Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casa de mi Padre$402,667-16%47593$848$4,030,1952Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Friends With Kids$206,217-47%558-82$370$5,519,5233Roadside Attractions
3Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$198,564-42%621-395$320$33,952,5895Lionsgate
4Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$193,480-43%12462$1,560$1,628,8023CBS Films
5Jeff Who Lives at Home$158,806-42%2540$625$1,774,2672Paramount Vantage
6The Artist$131,875-42%576-579$229$43,037,87018Weinstein Company
7Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$85,223-42%511-513$167$50,350,1136Sony / Columbia
9The Iron Lady$74,610-35%327-129$228$29,100,07913Weinstein Company
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$74,372-33%248-38$300$132,017,31215Fox
12Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$43,157-50%200-29$216$209,065,11915Paramount
13The Descendants$35,968-49%199-148$181$82,278,71719Fox Searchlight
14The Woman in Black$33,815-62%180-125$188$53,749,2098CBS Films
15Big Miracle$33,595-39%224-12$150$19,966,2308Universal
16The Grey$33,406-37%204-15$164$51,359,0589Open Road
18We Bought a Zoo$31,900-45%155-33$206$75,105,21314Fox
19Red Tails$20,602-37%131-21$157$49,600,63010Fox
20One For the Money$18,088-44%15139$120$26,300,8219Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$32,252-17%400$806$17,460,70151Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Being Flynn$23,287-32%73-15$319$402,9114Focus
3Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$17,117-23%74-82$231$43,171,4637Fox
4Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$11,411-55%86-39$133$186,764,25815Warner Bros.
5Albert Nobbs$9,613-30%44-4$218$2,895,0689Roadside Attractions
6Seeking Justice$8,326-40%74-157$113$390,5712Anchor Bay Films
7Undefeated$8,027-33%17-4$472$379,0106Weinstein Company
8Coriolanus$6,597-40%19-2$347$569,72210Weinstein Company
9W.E.$6,166-19%18-2$343$462,0188Weinstein Company
10Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$5,321-39%50-55$106$31,836,74514Warner Bros.
11My Week with Marilyn$4,288-26%44-6$97$14,581,67718Weinstein Company