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 Sun, Feb. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$7,761,154-42%3,548--$2,187$30,514,7321Sony / Columbia
2Gnomeo and Juliet$7,571,797-35%2,994--$2,529$25,356,9091Disney
3Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$6,407,485-40%3,105--$2,064$30,256,6011Paramount
4The Eagle$2,266,154-37%2,296--$987$8,684,4641Focus
5The King's Speech$2,006,650-41%2,263-321$887$93,675,76112Weinstein Company
6The Roommate$1,679,373-56%2,5340$663$25,778,9262Sony / Screen Gems
7Sanctum$1,645,510-37%2,7892$590$18,035,0752Universal
8No Strings Attached$1,498,282-43%2,756-294$544$60,031,0784Paramount
9The Green Hornet$1,021,572-42%2,090-943$489$92,405,9615Sony / Columbia
10True Grit (2010)$1,000,879-45%2,072-830$483$160,355,0298Paramount
11The Mechanic$949,184-33%1,886-818$503$25,418,6533CBS Films
12The Rite$874,825-41%2,207-778$396$28,858,2973Warner Bros. / New Line
13Black Swan$577,857-41%1,069-908$541$99,337,22011Fox Searchlight
14The Fighter$577,238-45%1,049-613$550$85,632,02410Paramount
15Yogi Bear$260,179-29%1,111-696$234$96,618,2799Warner Bros.
16The Dilemma$248,555-51%1,242-1303$200$47,635,6955Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$256,435-36%784-585$327$193,304,69612Disney
2Biutiful$178,612-30%19112$935$2,263,3417Roadside Attractions
3Blue Valentine (2010)$165,332-37%393-57$421$8,211,6107Weinstein Company
4TRON: Legacy$161,016-39%364-676$442$169,753,8329Disney
5127 Hours$159,528-36%359-540$444$16,845,89615Fox Searchlight
6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$140,974-34%40944$345$293,355,40813Warner Bros.
7The Company Men$135,863-44%27746$490$3,032,0704Weinstein Company
8From Prada to Nada$107,955-15%252-9$428$2,588,9263Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Megamind$93,856-41%252-38$372$147,878,98615Paramount / DreamWorks
10Little Fockers$91,160-45%424-931$215$147,233,4908Universal
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$82,369-40%293-221$281$102,981,05110Fox
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$62,102-38%308-187$202$41,914,6078Fox
13Country Strong$44,521-40%328-620$136$20,218,9218Sony / Screen Gems
14The Social Network$34,610-47%178-116$194$96,619,12420Sony / Columbia
15Unstoppable (2010)$28,743-45%147-55$196$81,356,49614Fox
16Season of the Witch$26,771-38%176-316$152$24,444,9976Relativity Media
17Rabbit Hole$25,238-34%112-19$225$1,875,9369Lionsgate
18The Tourist$17,214-55%100-131$172$67,000,10210Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cedar Rapids$85,982-38%15--$5,732$302,9681Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$42,489-32%480$885$21,445,59848Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Way Back$11,143-38%37-108$301$2,637,8814Newmarket Films
4Somewhere (2010)$10,622-32%32-14$332$1,668,5938Focus
5Fair Game (2010)$6,701-38%78-71$86$9,528,09215Summit
6Winter's Bone$5,452-41%26-8$210$6,395,00536Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$2,779-45%1--$2,779$13,0531Phase 4 Films
8I Love You Phillip Morris$2,519-37%23-16$110$1,936,21711Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$1,878-36%1411$134$20,9752Freestyle
10Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$372-64%5-37$74$576,6394UTV Communications