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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Jul. 12 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 12 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$2,612,296-48%2,382--$1,097$7,619,5480Sony / Columbia
2Cats & Dogs$2,589,526-10%3,0400$852$25,204,8851Warner Bros.
3Scary Movie 2$1,792,135-11%3,2200$557$43,925,2701Miramax / Dimension
4The Fast and the Furious$1,385,817-5%2,79875$495$107,525,7933Universal
5Dr. Dolittle 2$1,363,809-2%3,028-25$450$27,325,0283Fox
6A.I. Artificial Intelligence$1,113,192-11%3,2420$343$64,884,6772Warner Bros.
7Kiss of the Dragon$1,000,228-4%2,025--$494$4,807,2521Fox
8Shrek$751,906-8%2,107-597$357$243,676,7788DreamWorks
9Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$705,925-6%3,010-339$235$65,609,8954Paramount
10Atlantis: The Lost Empire$629,022-9%2,272-758$277$35,745,3804Disney