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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 24)$97,178,514-22%$114,369,007-20%Guardians of the Galaxy
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,432,383-13%The Other Woman (2014)
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,614,033-11%Neighbors (2014)
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,216,481-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,713,279-22%Think Like a Man Too
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,869,37332%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,881,743-2%The Fault in Our Stars
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,443,433-11%Maleficent
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,342,74831%Godzilla (2014)
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$185,841,4570%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$179,990,09724%Transformers: Age of Extinction
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,220,0565%X-Men: Days of Future Past
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street