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, May. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$22,642,56450%4,39010$5,158$196,923,3842Paramount
2Robin Hood$13,872,0006%3,503--$3,960$26,903,0001Universal
3Letters to Juliet$5,361,8437%2,968--$1,807$10,354,9561Summit
4Just Wright$3,413,21019%1,831--$1,864$6,291,9301Fox Searchlight
5How to Train Your Dragon$2,377,66093%2,620-1760$908$206,254,3348Paramount / DreamWorks
6A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$2,023,00030%3,075-257$658$54,986,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Date Night$1,789,71544%2,481-253$721$85,727,5636Fox
8The Back-up Plan$1,053,58334%2,497-506$422$33,577,0904CBS Films
9Furry Vengeance$1,050,621101%2,695-307$390$14,418,9943Summit
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$561,00062%1,300-857$432$159,803,0007Warner Bros.
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$515,25459%1,062-644$485$40,198,0515Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$405,86837%5439$747$3,587,2672Focus
2Oceans$292,65525%973-259$301$17,444,0644Disneynature
3The Last Song$243,16741%802-501$303$61,111,8657Disney
4Kick-Ass$228,76741%609-1150$376$46,467,4145Lionsgate
5City Island$217,64391%2536$860$3,498,1529Anchor Bay
6The Losers$206,00048%701-1749$294$22,647,0004Warner Bros.
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$204,29980%403-179$507$331,411,22711Disney
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$181,85384%468-157$389$61,872,3669Fox
9Avatar$153,27678%279-49$549$748,372,76222Fox
10Shutter Island$137,43558%310121$443$127,145,62513Paramount
11Hot Tub Time Machine$133,00048%458-344$290$49,102,0008MGM
12She's Out of My League$128,57653%206-55$624$31,551,50710Paramount
13The Bounty Hunter$101,59145%293-169$347$64,991,3329Sony / Columbia
14Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$81,18076%281-123$289$59,636,4237Lionsgate
15The Ghost Writer$58,23185%150-81$388$15,056,85513Summit
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$56,09777%209-12$268$88,319,14514Fox
17The Tooth Fairy$39,28992%132-28$298$59,805,57517Fox
18Our Family Wedding$27,68169%103-16$269$20,073,53610Fox Searchlight
19The Crazies$27,04960%111-38$244$39,090,28612Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$118,000-7%480$2,458$5,665,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$68,73915%33--$2,083$128,5881Roadside Attractions
3Greenberg$20,44855%77-37$266$4,143,1669Focus
4Under the Sea 3D$13,000-19%184$722$21,970,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Joneses$12,21559%56-12$218$1,393,8535Roadside Attractions
6Cop Out$11,00053%53-38$208$44,861,00012Warner Bros.
7Letters to God$11,00049%75-37$147$2,787,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$9,23853%264$355$452,32311GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$9,12158%50-25$182$39,432,63722Fox Searchlight
10The Runaways$7,97428%49-16$163$3,522,4259Apparition
11The Square (2010)$7,366106%14-3$526$238,4726Apparition
12Brooklyn's Finest$6,81851%64-49$107$27,150,20211Overture
13Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$2,69324%1--$2,693$4,8661Cinema Purgatorio
14Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo$1,900-30%0----$01Argot Pictures
15The Blind Side$1,00043%11-14$91$255,950,00026Warner Bros.