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, Nov. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$38,226,254-38%4,125--$9,267$99,910,8041Warner Bros.
2Megamind$7,657,530106%3,779-170$2,026$104,676,0613Paramount / DreamWorks
3Unstoppable (2010)$5,869,33145%3,2092$1,829$38,788,6882Fox
4Due Date$3,844,13433%3,229-136$1,191$70,255,4673Warner Bros.
5The Next Three Days$2,739,08123%2,564--$1,068$4,960,8421Lionsgate
6Morning Glory (2010)$2,328,66845%2,54426$915$18,562,2042Paramount
7Skyline$1,528,03041%2,8833$530$16,821,3702Universal / Rogue
8Red (2010)$1,161,64863%2,034-844$571$82,982,3916Summit
9For Colored Girls$1,087,49067%1,216-911$894$33,878,1063Lionsgate
10Secretariat$439,71865%1,010-1009$435$56,113,3957Disney
11Paranormal Activity 2$427,09341%1,101-1302$388$83,366,8325Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$696,60883%386211$1,805$3,346,7463Summit
2The Social Network$447,02778%571-517$783$89,006,4478Sony / Columbia
3127 Hours$391,22151%10886$3,622$1,635,9583Fox Searchlight
4Saw 3D$376,64842%806-1170$467$45,082,8434Lionsgate
5Jackass 3D$327,42745%687-920$477$115,910,4236Paramount
6Life As We Know It$241,38441%558-681$433$51,507,3697Warner Bros.
7Guzaarish$210,74055%108--$1,951$346,4441UTV
8Despicable Me$129,970106%268-5$485$249,092,99020Universal
9Hereafter$126,97758%403-1288$315$32,107,6546Warner Bros.
10The Town$100,44273%165-210$609$90,931,31710Warner Bros.
11Alpha and Omega$91,194112%252129$362$24,741,48110Lionsgate
12Conviction$85,54485%190-303$450$6,393,6236Fox Searchlight
13Inception$68,90147%198-64$348$292,030,15719Warner Bros.
14Waiting for 'Superman'$48,82773%118-86$414$6,098,5219Paramount Vantage
15Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$47,50547%185-64$257$52,292,2649Fox
16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$35,20367%138-102$255$54,447,1329Warner Bros.
17Easy A$29,79651%105-92$284$57,631,31710Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$58,60218%571$1,028$18,314,28136Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Nowhere Boy$16,48085%60-51$275$1,385,8817Weinstein Company
3Stone$14,91260%55-32$271$1,701,7407Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$12,117-7%13-1$932$24,847,52193Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Let Me In$9,73554%85-58$115$12,108,6018Relativity / Overture
6It's Kind of a Funny Story$9,19645%46-21$200$6,344,2087Focus
7Cool It$4,82796%421$115$49,4922Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$3,96542%13-12$305$3,218,35310Universal / Rogue
9Jack Goes Boating$2,41156%18-16$134$520,89810Relativity / Overture
10Wild Target$2,35938%72$337$62,6854Freestyle
11The Tillman Story$91427%11-10$83$788,19914Weinstein Company
12Winter's Bone$44451%4-6$111$6,225,14624Roadside Attractions