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, Dec. 6 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 6 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,044,475-6%3,386-57$308$119,070,6653Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$887,9960%3,8040$233$124,104,7353Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$723,004-8%3,1080$233$46,266,2032Disney
4The Nativity Story$608,259-1%3,083--$197$9,629,3311New Line
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$356,578-7%2,237-315$159$117,342,8325Fox
6Deck the Halls$278,118-4%3,2050$87$25,865,4042Fox
7The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$225,3183%2,617-426$86$73,698,9565Disney
8Turistas$223,994-13%1,570--$143$4,333,2311Fox Atomic
9Stranger Than Fiction$201,7340%1,804-454$112$37,501,8864Sony / Columbia
10Bobby$171,891-6%1,6703$103$9,731,3083MGM / Weinstein