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, Jul. 7 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 7 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$8,481,791-54%3,965--$2,139$112,359,7891Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$4,505,868-54%3,9920$1,129$131,702,7672Disney
3Wanted (2008)$2,851,402-55%3,18510$895$93,036,6722Universal
4Get Smart$1,577,066-50%3,574-341$441$99,680,3463Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,098,610-50%3,347-323$328$194,320,8865Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$700,250-54%3,043-306$230$125,541,4624Universal
7Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$651,160-38%1,8431838$353$6,473,8393Picturehouse
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$439,157-58%2,192-364$200$306,865,6987Paramount
9The Love Guru$363,195-41%2,648-364$137$29,791,7213Paramount
10Sex and the City$357,193-51%1,275-480$280$145,250,0366Warner Bros. / New Line