'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, May. 25 - Sun, May. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Men in Black 3$55,000,000--4,248--$12,947$55,000,0001Sony / Columbia
2Marvel's The Avengers$36,987,000-34%3,918-331$9,440$513,671,7884Disney
4The Dictator$9,600,000-45%3,0146$3,185$41,448,1042Paramount
5Chernobyl Diaries$8,000,000--2,433--$3,288$8,000,0001Warner Bros.
6Dark Shadows$7,515,000-40%3,404-351$2,208$62,997,8963Warner Bros.
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$7,150,000-32%3,0210$2,367$22,171,2482Lionsgate
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$6,350,00097%1,233879$5,150$16,553,4964Fox Searchlight
9The Hunger Games$2,200,000-25%1,421-643$1,548$395,208,78510Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1Think Like a Man$1,400,000-47%786-936$1,781$88,271,9416Sony / Screen Gems
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,100,000-30%884-956$1,244$27,304,3045Sony / Columbia
3Bernie$870,15477%19499$4,485$2,221,9605Millennium Entertainment
4The Lucky One (2012)$560,000-69%615-1390$911$58,272,8336Warner Bros.
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$491,4007%39011$1,260$210,855,17013Universal
6The Five-Year Engagement$309,620-72%274-901$1,130$27,964,9055Universal
7The Three Stooges$265,000-39%325-269$815$42,246,3547Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$178,000-53%203-245$877$40,936,7217Lionsgate
9Girl in Progress$120,000-74%143-179$839$2,398,2733Lionsgate / Pantelion
10American Reunion$100,650-62%165-125$610$56,692,7558Universal
11Safe (2012)$52,500-82%112-391$469$16,789,4535Lionsgate
12Bully (2012)$41,000-55%104-100$394$3,295,4739Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

1Moonrise Kingdom$509,000--4--$127,250$509,0001Focus
2Hysteria$145,715309%3227$4,554$201,5212Sony Pictures Classics
3Crooked Arrows$129,511-49%6712$1,933$447,9462Branded/Peck Films
4The Intouchables$101,053--4--$25,263$101,0531Weinstein Company
5Darling Companion$68,96717%611$1,131$522,8026Sony Pictures Classics
6Where Do We Go Now?$62,925166%2513$2,517$126,1923Sony Pictures Classics
7Titanic 3D$32,000-37%42-28$762$57,799,5918Paramount
8A Thousand Words$31,000-46%59-51$525$18,429,11812Paramount
9OC87$6,000--1--$6,000$6,0001Fisher Klingenstein Films