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. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloverfield$6,088,861-33%3,411--$1,785$46,147,2571Paramount
227 Dresses$4,434,538-33%3,057--$1,451$27,442,0381Fox
3The Bucket List$2,585,092-25%2,9154$887$44,225,5622Warner Bros.
4Alvin and the Chipmunks$2,483,1879%2,962-422$838$198,809,0956Fox
5National Treasure: Book of Secrets$2,056,3160%2,963-414$694$199,490,8815Disney
6Juno$2,011,658-27%2,53486$794$87,093,5154Fox Searchlight
7First Sunday$1,703,428-27%2,2130$770$30,171,2952Sony / Screen Gems
8Mad Money$1,537,009-31%2,470--$622$9,274,0501Overture
9The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything$1,199,42439%1,3403$895$8,692,9162Universal
10I Am Legend$1,014,242-22%2,525-828$402$248,484,9586Warner Bros.