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, Jul. 1 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 1 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$13,791,797--4,032--$3,421$13,791,7970Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$10,939,321-19%4,2340$2,584$239,381,7751Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$8,165,333--3,319--$2,460$8,165,3330Universal
4The Proposal$2,823,097-14%3,0615$922$78,029,6242Disney
5The Hangover$2,394,895-13%3,124-421$767$190,781,5014Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,970,675-13%2,606--$756$18,720,7451Warner Bros.
7Up$1,584,809-38%2,656-906$597$256,551,4545Disney
8Year One$642,633-41%2,370-652$271$35,284,6232Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$459,936-45%2,071-942$222$55,429,8353Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$418,022-45%1,361-1048$307$165,158,6596Fox