'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200134 (Aug 24 - Aug 30)$31,248,753-49%$136,291,0008%American Pie 2
200034 (Aug 25 - Aug 31)$61,798,204-41%$125,648,000--Bring It On
200434 (Aug 20 - Aug 26)$133,016,06020%$167,088,00018%Exorcist: The Beginning
200334 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$111,024,75312%$141,858,00012%Freddy Vs. Jason
201434 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$116,217,266-1%$135,951,000-13%Guardians of the Galaxy
200934 (Aug 21 - Aug 27)$150,750,17132%$181,606,00021%Inglourious Basterds
200634 (Aug 25 - Aug 31)$103,956,590-2%$140,838,0004%Invincible (2006)
201334 (Aug 23 - Aug 29)$117,269,71315%$157,010,00012%Lee Daniels' The Butler
200234 (Aug 23 - Aug 29)$99,475,456218%$126,110,000-7%Signs
200734 (Aug 24 - Aug 30)$114,377,62410%$151,284,0007%Superbad
200534 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)$105,707,637-21%$135,447,000-19%The 40-Year-Old Virgin
201034 (Aug 20 - Aug 26)$144,540,106-4%$184,123,0001%The Expendables
201234 (Aug 24 - Aug 30)$102,049,8592%$140,206,0002%The Expendables 2
201134 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)$99,829,698-31%$137,351,000-25%The Help
200834 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$114,030,9630%$149,475,000-1%Tropic Thunder