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, Jan. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,383,673-7%2,9880$463$83,614,5572Paramount
2Marley & Me$1,382,327-8%3,50525$394$111,123,3242Fox
3Valkyrie$1,024,127-9%2,77867$369$63,980,0762MGM / United Artists
4Yes Man$908,859-8%3,4340$265$82,468,1263Warner Bros.
5Seven Pounds$678,623-11%2,7580$246$62,309,4893Sony / Columbia
6Bedtime Stories$677,098-10%3,6843$184$88,002,7862Disney
7Doubt$442,551-5%1,28720$344$20,025,0254Miramax
8Twilight (2008)$400,384-3%1,88839$212$178,166,9527Summit
9The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$327,198-7%2,337-65$140$75,476,3974Fox
10The Spirit$272,757-12%2,508-1$109$18,638,0942Lionsgate