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. 24 - Sun, Jul. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$31,707,145--3,697--$8,576$31,707,1451Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$29,461,721-62%4,3250$6,812$221,295,2272Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$27,605,445--2,882--$9,579$27,605,4451Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$12,871,913--2,750--$4,681$12,871,9131Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$8,408,159-52%3,300-517$2,548$171,498,0904Fox
6Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$8,125,334-41%3,237-620$2,510$379,218,1005Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Hangover$6,461,359-21%2,285-382$2,828$247,081,2068Warner Bros.
8The Proposal$6,379,405-23%2,779-264$2,296$140,045,4756Disney
9Public Enemies$4,352,462-44%2,291-827$1,900$88,281,0424Universal
10BrĂ¼no$2,832,898-66%1,895-864$1,495$56,631,9683Universal