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, Apr. 10 - Sun, Apr. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannah Montana: The Movie$32,323,405--3,118--$10,367$32,323,4051Disney
2Fast & Furious$27,237,153-62%3,47211$7,845$116,495,7512Universal
3Monsters vs. Aliens$21,811,941-33%4,13627$5,274$140,207,1463Paramount / DreamWorks
4Observe and Report$11,018,516--2,727--$4,041$11,018,5161Warner Bros.
5Knowing$6,433,494-21%2,925-398$2,199$67,767,1414Summit
6I Love You, Man$6,281,240-19%2,643-186$2,377$58,863,0324Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Haunting in Connecticut$5,900,799-38%2,721-11$2,169$46,489,8983Lionsgate
8Dragonball Evolution$4,755,735--2,181--$2,181$4,755,7351Fox
9Adventureland$3,353,939-41%1,87614$1,788$11,370,8172Miramax
10Duplicity$2,996,064-28%1,965-557$1,525$36,845,8164Universal