'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.

Yearly domestic gross

YearTotal GrossChg.Tickets SoldChg. Top movie
2014$7,071,810,000867,706,748The LEGO Movie
2013$10,918,410,0000.90%1,342,977,860-1.21%Iron Man 3
2012$10,821,400,0006.24%1,359,472,3615.84%Marvel's The Avengers
2011$10,185,610,000-3.64%1,284,440,101-4.13%Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
2010$10,570,500,000-0.33%1,339,733,840-5.25%Toy Story 3
2009$10,605,110,00010.12%1,414,014,6665.42%Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2008$9,630,390,0000.04%1,341,279,944-4.14%The Dark Knight
2007$9,626,270,0004.93%1,399,167,151-0.11%Spider-Man 3
2006$9,174,350,0004.16%1,400,664,1221.94%Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005$8,807,690,000-5.25%1,374,054,602-8.20%Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2004$9,295,420,0001.50%1,496,847,021-1.44%Shrek 2
2003$9,158,090,0000.65%1,518,754,561-3.19%Finding Nemo
2001$8,115,520,0008.03%1,436,375,2213.06%Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2000$7,512,110,0002.48%1,393,712,430-3.41%How the Grinch Stole Christmas
1999$7,330,101,0006.83%1,442,933,268-1.37%Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
1998$6,861,318,00010.38%1,462,967,5918.03%Saving Private Ryan
1997$6,216,000,0006.86%1,354,248,3662.90%Men in Black
1996$5,817,000,00010.40%1,316,063,3488.65%Independence Day
1995$5,269,000,0001.64%1,211,264,368-4.67%Batman Forever
1994$5,184,000,0005.86%1,270,588,2357.42%The Flintstones
1993$4,897,000,0007.32%1,182,850,2427.58%Jurassic Park
1992$4,563,000,000-4.94%1,099,518,072-3.56%Batman Returns
1991$4,800,000,000-4.38%1,140,142,518-4.16%Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1990$5,020,000,0001,189,573,460Total Recall (1990)