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 Thu, Jun. 17 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$4,370,744-16%3,663--$1,193$77,253,9441Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$2,044,243-22%3,535--$578$36,022,2701Fox
3Shrek Forever After$1,664,556-12%3,868-518$430$217,456,5274Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$974,025-32%2,7025$360$41,739,4652Universal
5Killers$889,983-14%2,8590$311$34,266,6562Lionsgate
6Sex and the City 2$733,000-10%2,750-695$267$87,759,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
7Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$689,915-9%3,108-538$222$75,234,1103Disney
8Marmaduke$682,507-11%3,2130$212$25,236,8052Fox
9Iron Man 2$469,577-12%2,305-702$204$301,338,0776Paramount
10Splice$307,000-18%2,4500$125$14,637,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$265,505-15%1,895-704$140$100,656,7905Universal
12Letters to Juliet$254,467-4%1,331-631$191$47,800,9795Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$57,618-11%430-228$134$96,522,35310Fox
2How to Train Your Dragon$42,009-3%281-62$149$214,597,21512Paramount / DreamWorks
3Babies$32,943-14%146-35$226$6,990,1916Focus
4Furry Vengeance$31,901-4%268143$119$16,948,7167Summit
5Just Wright$26,529-18%279-239$95$20,917,8805Fox Searchlight
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid$25,659-6%202-42$127$63,472,02113Fox
7City Island$22,601-20%159-18$142$5,755,79013Anchor Bay
8Kick-Ass$17,877-21%17861$100$47,874,1319Lionsgate
9Raajneeti$13,000-38%12413$105$1,360,0002UTV Communications
10The Back-up Plan$9,894-10%112-41$88$36,957,3158CBS Films
11The Losers$8,000-9%127-79$63$23,560,0008Warner Bros.
12A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$7,500-18%125-169$60$62,613,0007Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$74,000-1%481$1,542$8,377,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$24,123-27%5331$455$998,0664Anchor Bay
3Avatar$18,362-7%26-20$706$749,389,76926Fox
4Under the Sea 3D$14,0008%15-2$933$22,464,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Winter's Bone$7,590-31%4--$1,898$123,0121Roadside Attractions
6Princess Kaiulani$4,110-19%261$158$790,6145Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$3,743-25%63-84$59$15,541,54917Summit
8Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$3,29020%43-38$77$88,731,29318Fox
9The Secret of Kells$1,983-27%20-4$99$609,23615GKIDS
10The Joneses$1,830146%103$183$1,446,4769Roadside Attractions
11The Square (2010)$1,099-31%170$65$334,74910Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$540-22%4--$135$7,2941Anchor Bay