'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, Jan. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Zero Dark Thirty$1,202,386-57%2,9469$408$58,147,5245Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$1,001,935-50%2,5231713$397$57,701,58410Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$896,116-40%3,1030$289$34,134,3542Warner Bros.
5Django Unchained$749,886-49%2,516-496$298$140,084,7344Weinstein Company
6Broken City$738,009-38%2,620--$282$10,197,4681Fox
7Les Miserables (2012)$657,450-57%2,579-348$255$132,229,0754Universal
8The Last Stand$560,089-40%2,913--$192$7,773,4161Lionsgate
9Lincoln$510,728-58%2,174147$235$162,325,03511Disney / DreamWorks
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$508,007-65%2,323-689$219$289,121,0586Warner Bros. / New Line
11A Haunted House$452,103-65%2,1600$209$31,537,3122Open Road
12Life of Pi$318,168-63%1,256499$253$100,362,6599Fox
13Parental Guidance$278,858-80%2,337-620$119$67,936,8484Fox
14Jack Reacher$186,272-58%1,707-1000$109$77,049,5105Paramount
15This is 40$160,225-40%1,232-1088$130$65,338,9105Universal
16Texas Chainsaw 3D$94,093-41%1,474-1185$64$33,716,9643Lionsgate
17Wreck-It Ralph$89,730-88%1,312836$68$181,647,64412Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jan. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$245,278-54%88678$277$10,974,0255Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$179,259-61%756135$237$115,417,84615Warner Bros.
3Skyfall$82,952-53%507-316$164$301,113,92111Sony / Columbia
4The Guilt Trip$57,800-52%642-964$90$35,875,1305Paramount
5Monsters, Inc. 3D$52,198-82%565-562$92$32,027,8335Disney
6Hyde Park on Hudson$41,435-40%194-52$214$4,971,6567Focus
7Rise of The Guardians$35,660-87%474-431$75$99,797,8069Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$25,243-64%306-236$82$290,808,25510Lionsgate / Summit
10Anna Karenina (2012)$21,473-25%117-27$184$12,284,11710Focus
11Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$20,745-64%265-165$78$12,242,9835Paramount
12Red Dawn (2012)$17,706-64%24924$71$44,354,9749FilmDistrict
13Promised Land (2012)$14,835-34%134-1513$111$7,571,5434Focus
14Hitchcock$8,797-38%122-5$72$5,797,0069Fox Searchlight
15Taken 2$7,348-64%156-34$47$139,681,43116Fox
16Pitch Perfect$4,375-73%125-29$35$64,917,21817Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jan. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quartet$48,74716%3230$1,523$466,9452Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$10,966-60%520$211$10,899,16840Warner Bros. / IMAX
3LUV$5,852-69%45--$130$108,0551Indomina Media
4The Sessions$4,767-44%628$77$5,807,03814Fox Searchlight
5Born to Be Wild 3D$4,255-68%300$142$21,791,93494Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Perks of Being A Wallflower$3,869-67%73-27$53$17,674,99718Lionsgate / Summit
7The Master$3,311-14%14-2$237$16,051,53219Weinstein Company
8Cloud Atlas$2,931-40%58-104$51$27,101,51113Warner Bros.
9A Late Quartet$2,388-32%14-3$171$1,450,67512Entertainment One / RKO
10Playing For Keeps (2012)$1,617-46%58-49$28$12,940,1437FilmDistrict
11The Rabbi's Cat$1,171-42%7--$167$20,4947GKIDS
12Not Fade Away$1,034-35%56-121$18$608,3615Paramount Vantage
13Officer Down$109-11%1--$109$1,2931Anchor Bay Films