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 Fri, Dec. 12 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 12 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$11,614,856--3,560--$3,263$11,614,8561Fox
2Four Christmases$4,181,823209%3,540205$1,181$78,884,2103Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$2,578,891180%3,64929$707$144,672,2774Summit
4Bolt$1,733,939254%3,133-383$553$83,117,7614Disney
5Australia$1,243,49888%2,703-18$460$34,842,7503Fox
6Nothing Like the Holidays$1,154,268--1,671--$691$1,154,2681Overture
7Quantum of Solace$1,096,46289%2,635-788$416$154,964,6235Sony / Columbia
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$717,371172%2,768-549$259$167,471,9716Paramount / DreamWorks
9Transporter 3$689,75696%2,541-85$271$27,717,0873Lionsgate
10Role Models$490,98898%1,328-579$370$63,078,3046Universal