'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, Jan. 24 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$6,318,110262%2,75996$2,290$60,563,4202Universal
2Lone Survivor$3,604,680162%3,162173$1,140$84,618,6415Universal
3I, Frankenstein$2,866,972--2,753--$1,041$2,866,9721Lionsgate
4Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$2,595,010153%3,3870$766$23,963,1432Paramount
5The Nut Job$2,553,003292%3,47245$735$30,508,2482Open Road
6Frozen (2013)$2,042,023212%2,757-222$741$340,822,22810Disney
7American Hustle$1,953,184163%2,304100$848$121,891,9377Sony / Columbia
8The Wolf of Wall Street$1,476,791143%1,804-126$819$94,507,2455Paramount
9August: Osage County$1,436,678119%2,411360$596$22,922,1795Weinstein Company
10Devil's Due$910,174203%2,5440$358$11,046,1372Fox
11Her (2013)$656,51688%1,325-404$495$17,546,9246Warner Bros.
12Saving Mr. Banks$582,14485%1,660-789$351$77,659,5067Disney
13Dallas Buyers Club$550,228466%1,110691$496$18,878,93513Focus
1412 Years a Slave$540,347257%1,231470$439$42,069,16415Fox Searchlight
15The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$500,275100%1,285-530$389$250,679,1997Warner Bros. / New Line
16Gravity$492,582219%1,260316$391$259,676,05117Warner Bros.
17The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$397,638161%1,051-277$378$418,879,60610Lionsgate
18The Legend Of Hercules$308,35245%1,371-733$225$16,120,5603Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nebraska$411,088286%968560$425$10,579,06211Paramount Vantage
2Philomena$280,71096%5050$556$25,019,28910Weinstein Company
3Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$242,26157%824-907$294$123,228,1276Paramount
4Gimme Shelter (2014)$228,994--385--$595$228,9941Roadside Attractions
5The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$177,31690%540-497$328$55,912,0495Fox
6Inside Llewyn Davis$130,60542%289-296$452$11,619,9528CBS Films
7Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$95,30918%527-1042$181$31,892,6774Paramount
8Captain Phillips$91,01566%302-601$301$106,023,03316Sony / Columbia
947 Ronin$74,09097%239-104$310$37,876,5905Universal
10The Book Thief$61,685120%1977$313$20,364,79512Fox
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$56,632256%242-14$234$118,658,86218Sony / Columbia
12Walking With Dinosaurs$45,993242%330-124$139$34,495,7976Fox
13Grudge Match$30,493114%244-164$125$29,165,1415Warner Bros.
14Last Vegas$23,52473%159-35$148$63,689,23113CBS Films
15Free Birds$18,486249%171-28$108$55,359,52013Relativity Media
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$12,53374%132-259$95$52,290,1137Lionsgate
17Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$11,85232%102-20$116$8,043,3049Weinstein Company
18Lee Daniels' The Butler$10,918105%101-18$108$116,572,22924Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$14,044--3--$4,681$24,6281Roadside Attractions
2Knights of Badassdom$7,69862%13--$592$37,0121eOne Films US
3Out of the Furnace$6,31333%74-23$85$11,293,9268Relativity Media
4All Is Lost$4,718-16%30-32$157$6,211,52215Roadside Attractions