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, Jun. 18 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 18 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$5,896,799-64%3,959--$1,489$63,948,8891Fox
2Ocean's Thirteen$2,411,700-60%3,5650$676$72,844,3692Warner Bros.
3Knocked Up$2,180,285-44%2,90731$750$92,197,6813Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,462,443-64%3,329-673$439$275,608,4074Disney
5Surf's Up$1,345,764-53%3,5313$381$35,968,8872Sony / Columbia
6Nancy Drew$1,166,751-23%2,612--$447$7,996,9241Warner Bros.
7Shrek the Third$1,154,467-59%3,505-420$329$298,401,7185Paramount / DreamWorks
8Hostel Part II$520,097-43%2,3500$221$14,728,9042Lionsgate
9Mr. Brooks$379,653-59%1,923-530$197$23,905,1393MGM
10Spider-Man 3$302,079-63%1,822-748$166$330,319,9557Sony / Columbia