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, Jun. 23 - Sun, Jun. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Click$40,011,111--3,749--$10,672$40,011,1111Sony / Columbia
2Cars$23,284,564-31%3,949-39$5,896$156,661,2463Disney
3Nacho Libre$12,699,772-55%3,08313$4,119$53,221,7462Paramount
4The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$9,802,516-59%3,0303$3,235$43,146,2702Universal
5Waist Deep$9,404,180--1,004--$9,367$9,404,1801Rogue
6The Lake House$8,833,046-35%2,6450$3,340$29,778,0592Warner Bros.
7The Break-Up$6,596,068-33%2,906-240$2,270$104,235,6384Universal
8Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$5,210,132-29%2,98135$1,748$16,484,0422Fox
9X-Men: The Last Stand$4,841,016-38%2,408-404$2,010$224,503,5715Fox
10The Da Vinci Code$4,050,663-23%1,911-502$2,120$205,591,0496Sony / Columbia