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, Feb. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$16,300,32716%2,991--$5,450$30,358,5531Paramount
2Avatar$7,456,57991%2,581-104$2,889$683,432,61710Fox
3Valentine's Day$7,339,69030%3,6650$2,003$83,259,6482Warner Bros. / New Line
4Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,979,94773%3,39640$2,055$54,466,6172Fox
5The Wolfman$4,286,66549%3,2231$1,330$47,640,2952Universal
6Dear John$3,152,85834%3,06287$1,030$64,178,2093Sony / Screen Gems
7The Tooth Fairy$2,059,05794%2,523-225$816$48,485,8875Fox
8Crazy Heart$1,393,38783%1,08984$1,280$20,713,44610Fox Searchlight
9From Paris with Love$1,184,20663%2,311-411$512$20,611,3613Lionsgate
10Edge of Darkness$1,053,81070%2,118-497$498$39,776,7204Warner Bros.