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 Wed, Sep. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$502,925-11%2,681--$188$10,515,2551Sony / Screen Gems
2Hollywoodland$478,570-2%1,548--$309$7,339,8251Focus
3Crank$423,772-7%2,5150$168$21,291,0272Lionsgate
4The Illusionist (2006)$399,6342%1,362391$293$19,110,2754Yari Film Group
5Little Miss Sunshine$393,2613%1,560-42$252$42,628,3617Fox Searchlight
6Invincible (2006)$389,9741%2,98766$131$46,606,9723Disney
7The Protector (2006)$360,609-13%1,541--$234$6,229,7461The Weinstein Company
8The Wicker Man (2006)$298,378-4%2,7840$107$18,333,3972Warner Bros.
9Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$214,7000%2,617-384$82$142,816,4746Sony / Columbia
10World Trade Center$181,951-6%2,674-228$68$67,862,5845Paramount