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 Wed, Dec. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yes Man$1,935,841-43%3,434--$564$27,214,1571Warner Bros.
2The Tale of Despereaux$1,520,758-39%3,104--$490$16,590,5111Universal
3Seven Pounds$1,460,471-33%2,758--$530$20,810,2671Sony / Columbia
4Four Christmases$1,215,688-25%3,515-25$346$104,514,8314Warner Bros. / New Line
5The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,163,984-32%3,5600$327$53,014,0232Fox
6Bolt$830,229-38%2,968-165$280$98,366,5165Disney
7Twilight (2008)$515,237-60%2,991-658$172$161,590,4085Summit
8Quantum of Solace$382,581-22%1,874-761$204$162,537,1226Sony / Columbia
9Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$350,218-34%2,007-761$174$173,787,5067Paramount / DreamWorks
10Australia$317,729-28%2,212-491$144$42,978,6434Fox