Grosses

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' ($3.514M) Inches Past 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ($3.511M) in a Very Close Race for First on TuesdayAugust 20, 2014 12:53 PM

by Daniel Garris

In what was an extremely close race for first place on Tuesday, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned to the top spot for the day with $3.514 million. Paramount's high-profile franchise re-launch outpaced Guardians of the Galaxy by a very slim $2,303 for the day. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was up 25 percent over Monday and down 54 percent from last Tuesday. The film continues to outpace expectations in a big way with $124.08 million through twelve days of release. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently running 20 percent ahead of the $103.78 million twelve-day gross of 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy was down one spot from Monday to place in a very close second with $3.511 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel increased 22 percent over Monday and was down 47 percent from last Tuesday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a stronger than expected $229.06 million in 19 days. That currently ranks the film as the sixth highest grossing release of 2014 thus far and the film will soon surpass X-Men: Days of Future Past to move into fifth place for the year.

Fox's Let's Be Cops held steady in third with $2.51 million. The low-budget action-comedy was up 19 percent over Monday, which represented one of the day's smaller daily increases among wide releases. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $30 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed a very solid $30.83 million in its first seven days. That is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the recent $39.45 million seven-day take of Tammy.

Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 took in $1.62 million to remain in fourth place. The third installment of the ensemble action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone was up a solid 23 percent over Monday, but still continues to disappoint in the bigger picture. The Expendables 3 has grossed $18.82 million in five days, which places it a sizable 46 percent behind the $34.61 million five-day start of 2012's The Expendables 2.

The Giver rounded out Tuesday's top five with $1.57 million. The young adult sci-fi adaptation from The Weinstein Company increased 20 percent over Monday's performance. With a five-day start of $15.19 million, The Giver is running towards the low end of expectations and 18 percent ahead of the $12.83 million five-day take of last year's The Host.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 5 - Sun, Jan. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$22,220,725-28%2,94819$7,538$131,911,8073Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$15,555,033-25%3,0526$5,097$137,901,6804Paramount
3Traffic$15,518,8076093%1,5101506$10,277$15,769,3871USA Films
4The Emperor's New Groove$7,462,207-34%2,774-113$2,690$26,933,3774Disney
5Vertical Limit$5,010,353-39%2,602146$1,926$59,283,1495Sony / Columbia
6Dracula 2000$4,310,742-41%2,2040$1,956$20,278,3733Miramax / Dimension
7Dude, Where's My Car?$3,832,533-34%2,004-14$1,912$29,171,7324Fox
8How the Grinch Stole Christmas$2,503,799-72%2,594-567$965$257,832,3688Universal
9All the Pretty Horses$2,477,053-49%1,59345$1,555$11,507,2062Miramax
10102 Dalmatians$1,630,491-53%1,474-103$1,106$57,039,6757Disney