'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, Dec. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frozen (2013)$9,829,173-35%3,7420$2,627$134,253,6663Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$6,487,230-46%4,1630$1,558$335,850,8423Lionsgate
3Thor: The Dark World$1,242,588-45%3,074-212$404$193,711,1875Disney
4Out of the Furnace$1,213,038-43%2,101--$577$5,247,3641Relativity Media
5Homefront$908,101-40%2,5700$353$15,328,8302Open Road
6Delivery Man$896,044-48%2,905-131$308$24,767,3263Disney / DreamWorks
7The Book Thief$678,796-43%1,31682$516$12,000,6785Fox
8The Best Man Holiday$567,720-55%1,577-140$360$67,175,5054Universal
9Last Vegas$316,961-45%1,539-315$206$60,586,9426CBS Films
1012 Years a Slave$305,889-42%1,082-83$283$35,019,0798Fox Searchlight
11Black Nativity$231,871-55%1,5259$152$6,404,7602Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$190,893-51%1,157-346$165$100,020,9137Paramount
13Free Birds$117,161-29%1,202-1085$97$53,789,3456Relativity Media
14Lee Daniels' The Butler$73,336-40%1,007936$73$115,922,17517Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$566,572-44%8350$679$8,167,9763Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$389,198-44%73438$530$12,453,9936Focus
3Gravity$303,233-47%900-116$337$251,486,53310Warner Bros.
4Nebraska$130,111-49%11311$1,151$2,238,7574Paramount Vantage
5Ender's Game$125,474-44%608-235$206$60,119,7156Lionsgate / Summit
6Captain Phillips$119,859-50%640-167$187$103,500,5789Sony / Columbia
7Oldboy (2013)$87,959-29%5830$151$1,956,6712FilmDistrict
8About Time$59,850-40%266-65$225$15,001,3786Universal
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$50,463-36%312-395$162$115,269,29511Sony / Columbia
10Despicable Me 2$49,140-41%252-19$195$367,157,95523Universal
11All Is Lost$29,430-41%147-7$200$5,486,1698Roadside Attractions
12Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$16,147-40%140-23$115$68,316,15818Fox
13Don Jon$15,559-25%12599$124$24,360,78911Relativity Media
14Insidious Chapter 2$12,791-45%122-18$105$83,529,39213FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Llewyn Davis$122,747-23%4--$30,687$405,4111CBS Films
2Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$22,638-32%40$5,660$181,1102Weinstein Company
3Enough Said$16,597-47%94-27$177$17,292,84112Fox Searchlight
4Instructions Not Included$12,649-11%46-22$275$44,456,50915Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Escape Plan$9,675-41%81-60$119$24,610,1448Lionsgate / Summit
6The Family (2013)$8,233-33%96-34$86$36,858,97813Relativity Media
7The Counselor$6,801-28%71-7$96$16,894,1277Fox
8Twice Born$4,909-17%10--$491$14,9471eOne Films US
9Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$647-54%6-50$108$341,4043Reliance Entertainment