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 Fri, Jul. 17 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 17 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$26,820,14022%4,325--$6,201$107,006,9731Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$5,421,21255%3,817-285$1,420$139,726,2723Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$4,181,48374%3,857-436$1,084$354,302,0204Paramount / DreamWorks
4BrĂ¼no$2,896,43246%2,7593$1,050$44,113,4842Universal
5The Proposal$2,712,68987%3,043-115$891$122,508,3745Disney
6The Hangover$2,570,666105%2,667-335$964$230,143,7807Warner Bros.
7Public Enemies$2,354,79396%3,118-218$755$74,248,8263Universal
8I Love You Beth Cooper$1,042,31480%1,87214$557$8,639,1512Fox
9Up$981,59167%1,706-495$575$277,393,1038Disney
10My Sister's Keeper$929,38247%1,967-477$472$39,610,9014Warner Bros.