'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, May. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
3Fast Five$5,594,675-37%3,793131$1,475$169,690,4703Universal
4Priest (2011)$3,688,947-35%2,864--$1,288$14,953,6641Sony / Screen Gems
5Rio (2011)$2,880,172-24%2,929-329$983$125,243,1985Fox
6Jumping the Broom$1,774,949-46%2,0350$872$25,760,0042Sony / TriStar
7Something Borrowed$1,713,601-40%2,9040$590$25,518,7332Warner Bros.
8Water for Elephants$1,212,478-34%2,425-189$500$48,578,8754Fox
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$542,833-49%1,449-432$375$50,232,1824Lionsgate
10Soul Surfer$513,135-38%1,468-313$350$39,232,9566Sony / TriStar
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$478,328-6%1,276-1229$375$8,562,8613Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Everything Must Go$232,731-31%218--$1,068$791,6761Roadside Attractions
2Source Code$206,380-48%626-304$330$52,233,8017Summit
5The Conspirator$136,130-37%370-87$368$10,492,6025Roadside Attractions
7Win Win$114,162-43%248-20$460$8,934,3329Fox Searchlight
8Jane Eyre (2011)$106,096-26%2480$428$9,971,49710Focus
9The Lincoln Lawyer$104,631-46%345-95$303$56,111,7529Lionsgate
10Limitless$93,734-43%298-81$315$77,563,5889Relativity Media
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$91,621-32%311-28$295$51,635,7008Fox
12Scream 4$63,983-47%426-907$150$37,509,3155Weinstein Company
13Arthur (2011)$63,756-38%344-11$185$32,568,5076Warner Bros.
15Battle: Los Angeles$52,303-35%225-4$232$83,271,42310Sony / Columbia
16The Beaver$51,070-25%10583$486$311,5582Summit
17Go For It!$40,319-12%218--$185$119,7141Lionsgate / Pantelion
18The Adjustment Bureau$31,160-60%164-51$190$62,295,88511Universal
20Your Highness$22,200-45%148-16$150$21,557,2406Universal
21Sucker Punch$20,278-37%139-71$146$36,322,9678Warner Bros.
22Red Riding Hood$15,634-42%100-56$156$37,611,98710Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$109,5770%57-2$1,922$4,817,1766Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$32,288-20%342$950$24,821,45661Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Just Go With It$15,136-37%89-44$170$103,028,10914Sony / Columbia
4The King's Speech$10,250-47%71-19$144$138,714,56325Weinstein Company
5No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$9,226-6%5029$185$1,331,5186Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Beastly$7,004-39%46-30$152$27,854,89611CBS Films
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$6,698-41%38-14$176$37,892,60513Fox
8Kill the Irishman$4,846-32%13-10$373$1,135,22510Anchor Bay Films
9Cedar Rapids$2,901-38%12-10$242$6,844,89214Fox Searchlight
10Biutiful$2,853-34%11-5$259$5,085,42420Roadside Attractions
11Dum Maaro Dum$2,230-60%20-13$112$551,3984Fox Searchlight
12Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$1,797-43%34-430$53$1,183,3543Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
13Skateland$1,686-2%2--$843$5,2541Freestyle Releasing
14The Company Men$996-48%11-24$91$4,439,06317Weinstein Company
15Miral$955-13%50$191$371,3528Weinstein Company
16The Music Never Stopped$492-22%5-2$98$239,5769Roadside Attractions
17Meet Monica Velour$472-29%1--$472$28,3236Anchor Bay Films