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 Mon, Mar. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade II$2,790,650-66%2,707--$1,031$35,319,6601New Line
2Ice Age$2,477,679-72%3,34529$741$89,770,0152Fox
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$917,387-75%3,007--$305$15,141,5281Universal
4Showtime$633,466-65%2,9170$217$27,437,0492Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$597,211-67%2,5280$236$29,531,5982Sony / Screen Gems
6A Beautiful Mind$538,084-42%1,455-78$370$155,246,13712Universal
7We Were Soldiers$517,964-61%2,859-284$181$61,307,6984Paramount
8The Time Machine$485,160-64%2,809-149$173$48,645,4193DreamWorks
9Sorority Boys$412,611-58%1,801--$229$4,538,9821Disney
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$332,574-47%1,317216$253$297,859,84414New Line