'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. 29 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Divergent$11,549,08242%3,9360$2,934$88,438,2222Lionsgate / Summit
3Muppets Most Wanted$5,343,672103%3,1940$1,673$29,811,8412Disney
4Mr. Peabody & Sherman$4,299,01995%3,299-308$1,303$91,916,6594Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5God's Not Dead$3,633,84454%1,178398$3,085$18,939,6722Freestyle / Pure Flix
6Sabotage (2014)$2,079,13313%2,486--$836$3,911,2001Open Road
7Need For Speed$1,942,89663%2,705-410$718$36,555,7063Disney / DreamWorks
8Non-Stop (2014)$1,911,56563%2,515-430$760$84,161,1705Universal
9300: Rise of an Empire$1,893,10161%2,601-484$728$99,916,5584Warner Bros.
10The LEGO Movie$1,424,27497%2,001-500$712$247,345,9028Warner Bros.
11Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$540,45869%1,139-757$475$14,737,6913Lionsgate
12Son of God$444,36870%1,277-862$348$57,496,2115Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$3,907,00762%977673$3,999$21,944,2154Fox Searchlight
2Bad Words$1,149,78750%842755$1,366$2,834,4353Focus
3Cesar Chavez$977,688-5%664--$1,472$2,007,2331Lionsgate / Pantelion
4The Monuments Men$207,48067%501-437$414$76,491,3478Sony / Columbia
5Frozen (2013)$156,44198%387-682$404$398,289,35519Disney
6Ride Along$152,92557%360-290$425$133,590,99511Universal
7The Nut Job$145,23375%294-41$494$63,022,13411Open Road
83 Days to Kill$100,75762%340-412$296$30,185,4096Relativity Media
9Veronica Mars$68,91239%210-137$328$3,142,7993Warner Bros.
1012 Years a Slave$62,45665%228-294$274$56,344,54924Fox Searchlight
11Gravity$56,33562%135-67$417$273,281,86226Warner Bros.
12American Hustle$52,18662%188-93$278$149,994,13916Sony / Columbia
13Philomena$49,55573%202-95$245$37,297,25819Weinstein Company
14The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$47,90366%185-39$259$258,179,38416Warner Bros. / New Line
15RoboCop (2014)$45,05179%168-160$268$57,252,4887Sony / Columbia
16Lone Survivor$42,07565%165-46$255$124,942,20114Universal
17Pompeii$41,53457%162-39$256$22,945,6356Sony / TriStar
18The Wolf of Wall Street$41,10259%134-81$307$116,846,91114Paramount
19Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$34,00634%107-21$318$50,532,92111Paramount
20The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$28,71458%158-53$182$424,628,98619Lionsgate
21Her (2013)$20,45139%11037$186$25,445,95115Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1About Last Night$35,08056%91-123$385$48,402,8557Sony / Screen Gems
2Dallas Buyers Club$28,07977%99-79$284$27,179,11922Focus
3That Awkward Moment$19,04129%68-25$280$26,040,7729Focus
4August: Osage County$14,17747%81-60$175$37,663,12814Weinstein Company
5Ernest & Celestine$13,682124%125$1,140$117,8415GKIDS
6Gloria (2014)$9,17166%36-14$255$2,019,42410Roadside Attractions
7Walking With Dinosaurs$7,76473%42-17$185$36,045,51815Fox
8Winter's Tale$5,46737%85-59$64$12,588,3827Warner Bros.
9Stalingrad (2014)$4,35953%6653$66$1,000,1085Sony / Columbia
10Vampire Academy$3,08875%24-11$129$7,784,4628Weinstein Company
11Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$702378%21$351$25,8558Rialto Pictures
12Blood Ties$64939%5-23$130$40,4732Roadside Attractions