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 Sat, Jul. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$11,322,028-34%4,099--$2,762$53,562,7201Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$10,688,915-41%4,2340$2,525$279,714,9902Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$6,834,850-33%3,334--$2,050$31,873,1971Universal
4The Proposal$3,580,809-31%3,09941$1,155$90,253,9283Disney
5The Hangover$2,813,470-37%3,070-455$916$201,078,9205Warner Bros.
6Up$1,831,489-33%2,656-831$690$262,846,7896Disney
7My Sister's Keeper$1,340,133-45%2,6060$514$24,520,3942Warner Bros.
8The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$789,300-17%1,908-1087$414$57,711,5514Sony / Columbia
9Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$572,944-35%1,419-831$404$167,115,4877Fox
10Year One$554,816-41%2,240-784$248$37,472,4273Sony / Columbia