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, Jul. 3 - Sun, Jul. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$42,322,801-61%4,2340$9,996$293,358,9062Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$41,689,758--4,099--$10,171$66,733,0811Fox
3Public Enemies$25,271,872--3,334--$7,580$40,142,1531Universal
4The Proposal$12,857,692-31%3,09941$4,149$94,336,7543Disney
5The Hangover$11,268,991-34%3,070-455$3,671$205,043,5745Warner Bros.
6Up$6,521,471-50%2,656-831$2,455$264,816,7426Disney
7My Sister's Keeper$5,787,774-53%2,6060$2,221$26,519,2352Warner Bros.
8The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$2,534,220-54%1,908-1087$1,328$58,507,8714Sony / Columbia
9Year One$2,324,861-61%2,240-784$1,038$38,301,5673Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,042,876-44%1,419-831$1,440$167,708,0477Fox