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, Feb. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$2,222,644-39%3,183--$698$26,939,9241Fox
2Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$733,529-51%2,9420$249$33,900,8202Sony / Screen Gems
3Paul Blart: Mall Cop$705,498-72%3,20662$220$83,953,5013Sony / Columbia
4Gran Torino$698,769-42%3,015-30$232$110,880,1384Warner Bros.
5Slumdog Millionaire$627,513-54%1,633222$384$67,820,74312Fox Searchlight
6The Uninvited$456,731-64%2,344--$195$10,783,3651Paramount / DreamWorks
7New in Town$449,317-62%1,941--$231$7,191,1671Lionsgate
8My Bloody Valentine 3D$408,057-49%1,406-1128$290$45,233,6933Lionsgate
9Hotel for Dogs$311,991-86%3,160-111$99$48,466,9853Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$276,886-57%2,126-137$130$116,746,6986Paramount