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 Sun, Feb. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$4,079,944-34%2,824--$1,445$15,059,9731Warner Bros.
2Big Fat Liar$3,758,912-29%2,531--$1,485$11,554,7551Universal
3Snow Dogs$2,395,573-29%2,4540$976$59,914,2854Disney
4Black Hawk Down$2,274,482-38%2,964-179$767$86,718,5874Sony / Columbia
5Rollerball$2,096,809-44%2,762--$759$9,014,8821MGM
6The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$1,765,362-39%2,199-12$803$32,359,5733Disney
7A Beautiful Mind$1,687,712-44%2,220-30$760$113,274,6956Universal
8A Walk to Remember$1,324,925-46%2,311-109$573$30,299,0833Warner Bros.
9I Am Sam$1,294,788-37%1,450147$893$23,574,5317New Line
10The Mothman Prophecies$1,269,131-42%2,275-56$558$28,022,4243Sony / Screen Gems