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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Aug 09Sat221$63,134,1144%$68,447,961Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 02Sat214$60,428,24025%$66,297,676Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 01Fri213$60,314,98332%$64,348,202Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 08Fri220$59,057,750-2%$62,833,071Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 16Sat228$49,613,794-21%$54,612,421Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 10Sun222$47,526,4851%$51,098,062Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 03Sun215$47,040,39223%$51,412,027Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 23Sat235$39,997,934-19%$45,450,037Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 15Fri227$38,801,790-34%$42,129,570Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 17Sun229$36,612,176-23%$40,409,264Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 22Fri234$31,656,738-18%$35,190,570If I Stay
Aug 24Sun236$25,523,842-30%$28,843,155Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 12Tue224$23,150,5495%$25,592,159Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 05Tue217$22,055,52919%$24,593,938Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 13Wed225$21,110,55328%$23,427,575Let's Be Cops
Aug 04Mon216$20,776,59426%$23,145,112Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 11Mon223$19,039,876-8%$21,075,872Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 14Thu226$16,641,07820%$18,489,155Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 06Wed218$16,450,56221%$18,589,042Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 19Tue231$16,200,050-30%$18,157,139Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 07Thu219$13,907,66017%$15,707,632Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 18Mon230$13,072,646-31%$14,708,278Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 20Wed232$11,661,818-45%$13,306,847Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 21Thu233$11,053,297-34%$12,584,010Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 26Tue238$10,735,021-34%$12,110,143Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 25Mon237$8,418,871-36%$9,476,321Guardians of the Galaxy