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, Oct. 21 - Sun, Oct. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doom$15,488,834--3,044--$5,088$15,488,8341Universal
2Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$9,177,499--2,007--$4,573$9,177,4991DreamWorks
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$8,584,953-26%3,472-184$2,473$43,920,8583DreamWorks
4The Fog (2005)$6,665,944-43%2,9720$2,243$20,914,7592Sony / Columbia
5North Country$6,423,242--2,555--$2,514$6,423,2421Warner Bros.
6Elizabethtown$5,621,378-47%2,5170$2,233$18,849,6512Paramount
7Flightplan$4,724,769-27%2,513-598$1,880$77,294,4315Disney
8In Her Shoes$3,884,190-36%2,237-603$1,736$26,178,6123Fox
9A History of Violence$2,699,962-25%1,308-40$2,064$26,064,3785New Line
10Two for the Money$2,421,879-48%1,693-704$1,431$20,708,0443Universal