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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$150,807,000-17%The Other Woman (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$192,965,00028%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$178,909,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$275,558,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,093,000-16%Maleficent
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,237,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,616,00017%22 Jump Street
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$184,862,000-33%22 Jump Street
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,543,00057%Transformers: Age of Extinction
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,049,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$227,996,0004%Lucy
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,543,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$275,135,0001%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$202,547,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$116,217,266-34%$135,951,000-33%Guardians of the Galaxy