'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, Jul. 27 - Sun, Jul. 29

Wide (1000+)

1The Dark Knight Rises$64,075,000-60%4,4040$14,549$289,086,3592Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Continental Drift$13,300,000-35%3,869-17$3,438$114,847,2143Fox
3The Watch$13,000,000--3,168--$4,104$13,000,0001Fox
4Step Up Revolution$11,800,000--2,567--$4,597$11,800,0001Lionsgate / Summit
5Ted (2012)$7,400,000-26%3,129-85$2,365$193,665,6005Universal
6The Amazing Spider-Man$6,800,000-38%3,160-593$2,152$242,052,6104Sony / Columbia
8Magic Mike$2,580,000-40%2,075-531$1,243$107,586,8555Warner Bros.
10Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$1,320,000-41%1,111-429$1,188$62,747,2975Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1Moonrise Kingdom$1,387,359-24%853-42$1,626$38,593,85810Focus
2To Rome with Love$1,015,636-29%492-60$2,064$12,925,4786Sony Pictures Classics
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$914,00020%20879$4,394$4,194,8905Fox Searchlight
4Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$860,000-36%808-453$1,064$209,530,4008Paramount / DreamWorks
5Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$540,000-53%606-517$891$24,125,8974Paramount
6The Intouchables$512,00063%194103$2,639$7,768,56810Weinstein Company
7The Hunger Games$510,000180%310120$1,645$405,873,38319Lionsgate
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$328,000-21%276-12$1,188$44,464,26413Fox Searchlight
10What to Expect When You're Expecting$70,000-38%139-53$504$41,102,87211Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

1Ruby Sparks$151,881--13--$11,683$191,7171Fox Searchlight
2The Queen of Versailles$138,000169%2320$6,000$223,0972Magnolia Pictures
3Bernie$134,357-17%99-5$1,357$8,592,97114Millennium Entertainment
4Take This Waltz$81,000-38%64-5$1,266$978,2805Magnolia Pictures
5For Greater Glory$38,00069%8956$427$5,610,0379ARC Entertainment
6Killer Joe$37,864--3--$12,621$37,8641LD Entertainment
72016: Obama's America$36,57210%62$6,095$132,3413Rocky Mountain Pictures
8Searching For Sugar Man$28,533--3--$9,511$28,5331Sony Pictures Classics
9Easy Money (2012)$22,50853%53$4,502$84,1123Weinstein Company
10Shut Up and Play the Hits$22,400--15--$1,493$452,5922Oscilloscope
11Neil Young Journeys$18,3787%165$1,149$112,0625Sony Pictures Classics
12The Imposter$13,52633%21$6,763$60,9173Indomina Releasing
13Runaway Slave$13,0581653%43$3,265$25,1594Rocky Mountain Pictures
14The Obama Effect$2,000-72%2-19$1,000$2,0003ARC Entertainment
15Red Lights (2012)$1,203-55%1-1$1,203$19,9923Millennium Entertainment