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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200935 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 2009$105,326,41954%$124,989,04927%The Final Destination
200735 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2007$91,745,67130%$118,509,96015%Halloween (2007)
201035 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2010$87,206,831-17%$114,800,510-8%Takers
201335 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2013$84,942,9728%$125,031,93220%One Direction: This Is Us
200335 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2003$81,522,60912%$113,645,65411%Jeepers Creepers II
201235 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2012$78,981,6703%$104,288,587-3%The Possession
200435 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 2004$78,792,239-3%$103,937,512-9%Hero (2002)
201135 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2011$76,554,062-12%$107,153,629-7%The Help
200135 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 2001$73,873,39517%$103,630,7155%Jeepers Creepers
200535 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 2005$73,417,566-7%$93,806,756-10%Transporter 2
200235 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 2002$72,713,544-2%$102,279,604-1%Signs
200635 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2006$70,731,593-4%$102,756,37110%Invincible (2006)
199935 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1999$70,233,39628%$94,209,45734%The Sixth Sense
200835 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 2008$68,518,227-25%$98,250,176-17%Tropic Thunder
200035 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 2000$63,381,525-10%$98,301,3824%Bring It On
199735 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1997$60,548,3828%$79,219,3547%G.I. Jane
199635 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1996$56,195,76914%$74,153,75710%The Crow: City of Angels
199435 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1994$55,842,11825%$77,719,65538%Forrest Gump
199835 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1998$54,769,608-10%$70,456,190-11%Blade
199535 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1995$49,133,856-12%$67,465,521-13%Mortal Kombat
199335 (Aug 27 - Aug 29) - 1993$44,770,14130%$56,124,10642%The Fugitive (1993)
198935 (Sep 01 - Sep 03) - 1989$44,639,42122%$56,602,06623%Uncle Buck
199035 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1990$41,963,343-6%$55,745,866-2%Ghost
199135 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1991$41,478,692-1%$52,377,453-6%Dead Again
198435 (Aug 31 - Sep 02) - 1984$40,635,36112%$49,007,90916%Tightrope
198835 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 1988$36,449,53012%$45,965,69519%A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
198335 (Sep 02 - Sep 04) - 1983$36,378,99531%$42,297,32921%Mr. Mom
198535 (Aug 30 - Sep 01) - 1985$36,335,209-11%$46,449,252-5%Back to the Future
198635 (Aug 29 - Aug 31) - 1986$34,645,277-5%$45,860,165-1%Stand by Me
199235 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1992$34,455,666-17%$39,403,024-25%Honeymoon in Vegas
198735 (Aug 28 - Aug 30) - 1987$32,650,971-6%$38,723,976-16%Stakeout