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, Jan. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$4,685,647-16%3,612-118$1,297$190,507,4244Fox
2Stomp the Yard$4,043,092-34%2,051--$1,971$25,876,8981Sony / Screen Gems
3Dreamgirls$1,897,739-29%1,9071055$995$67,104,4163Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Pursuit of Happyness$1,802,946-32%3,169142$569$138,081,8625Sony / Columbia
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,562,55917%2,513-790$622$73,733,5205Paramount
6Freedom Writers$1,524,258-32%2,179819$700$20,172,7422Paramount
7Arthur and the Invisibles$1,407,111-5%2,247--$626$5,701,3973MGM (Weinstein)
8Happily N'Ever After$1,148,8922%2,3810$483$11,867,6852Lionsgate
9Children of Men$1,078,726-43%1,508299$715$22,417,4782Universal
10Alpha Dog$998,107-48%1,289--$774$7,410,1621Universal