Grosses

'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 10 - Sun, Jan. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lone Survivor$38,000,00044681%2,8752873$13,217$38,381,5613Universal
2Frozen (2013)$13,700,000-30%3,239-79$4,230$316,290,9888Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$8,900,000-33%2,521-36$3,530$78,486,5513Paramount
4American Hustle$8,300,000-33%2,629111$3,157$101,262,9285Sony / Columbia
5The Legend Of Hercules$8,200,000--2,104--$3,897$8,200,0001Lionsgate / Summit
6The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$7,800,000-50%3,075-655$2,537$242,004,4355Warner Bros. / New Line
7Saving Mr. Banks$6,500,000-25%2,671561$2,434$68,871,2265Disney
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$6,200,000-66%2,88316$2,151$28,371,3892Paramount
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$5,800,000-45%3,012-395$1,926$118,217,9444Paramount
10Her (2013)$5,600,000675%1,7291682$3,239$8,999,0364Warner Bros.
11The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$4,300,000-39%1,762-381$2,440$413,692,6518Lionsgate
12The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$4,200,000-48%2,584-338$1,625$52,490,7623Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1August: Osage County$6,700,0004689%905900$7,403$7,245,3853Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
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