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 Mon, May. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$18,898,999-67%4,349--$4,346$226,337,7071Disney
2Think Like a Man$653,683-69%2,010-5$325$73,789,2833Sony / Screen Gems
3The Five-Year Engagement$470,560-64%2,9415$160$19,603,5752Universal
4The Hunger Games$424,660-72%2,794-778$152$381,039,3197Lionsgate
5The Lucky One (2012)$419,002-65%3,005-170$139$48,194,0623Warner Bros.
6The Pirates! Band of Misfits$271,921-84%3,3580$81$18,937,8622Sony / Columbia
7Safe (2012)$264,963-68%2,2715$117$13,345,8462Lionsgate
8The Raven$264,159-64%2,2096$120$12,440,2842Relativity Media
9Chimpanzee$190,242-76%1,531-36$124$23,292,1313Disneynature
10The Cabin in the Woods$177,731-59%1,669-970$106$38,196,4794Lionsgate
1121 Jump Street$102,663-63%1,040-780$99$134,118,4468Sony / Columbia
12The Three Stooges$94,034-83%2,174-931$43$39,763,0494Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Reunion$68,480-65%856-1298$80$55,369,5605Universal
2Mirror Mirror$47,023-80%922-1095$51$60,221,5216Relativity Media
3Bully (2012)$42,112-14%2630$160$2,580,1236Weinstein Company
4Titanic 3D$37,048-70%333-1076$111$57,327,5565Paramount
5Wrath of the Titans$34,261-74%715-857$48$81,654,0936Warner Bros.
6Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$31,260-75%521-362$60$209,066,12510Universal
7Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$26,884-59%247-88$109$8,252,0839CBS Films
8Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$17,174-79%303-98$57$102,290,28613Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lockout$14,635-67%311-948$47$13,909,0094Open Road
10Safe House$9,625-63%175-54$55$126,030,52513Universal
11Act of Valor$8,688-58%193-92$45$69,833,49211Relativity Media
12This Means War$8,127-53%171-61$48$54,492,09412Fox
13A Thousand Words$6,862-67%140-29$49$18,192,6259Paramount
14Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$6,089-55%143104$43$34,944,12211Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$78,731-65%27--$2,916$815,7821Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$34,240-33%500$685$1,059,2563Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$12,379-27%340$364$18,653,84957Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Sound of My Voice$5,519-60%2823$197$109,0692Fox Searchlight
5Casa de mi Padre$3,812-64%6832$56$5,853,0368Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Project X (2012)$3,737-55%72-83$52$54,701,35810Warner Bros.
7Chronicle$3,069-69%78-43$39$64,476,03814Fox
8Jeff Who Lives at Home$2,734-61%47-32$58$4,193,4448Paramount Vantage
9Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$2,214-72%30-37$74$1,139,3874Code Black Entertainment
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$1,957-75%75-36$26$133,032,41021Fox
11Friends With Kids$1,728-52%34-19$51$7,187,0689Roadside Attractions
12The Artist$1,570-68%41-9$38$44,244,43524Weinstein Company
13Coriolanus$1,565-57%184$87$729,24116Weinstein Company
14Undefeated$1,118-43%13-7$86$532,21212Weinstein Company
15Blue Like Jazz$955-67%20-26$48$579,0504Roadside Attractions
16Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$818-44%17-10$48$43,446,90513Fox
17Touchback$536-73%12-16$45$197,7554Anchor Bay Films
18Red Tails$287-68%12-11$24$49,858,69316Fox
19W.E.$244-77%6-4$41$582,31914Weinstein Company
20Albert Nobbs$13-99%5-11$3$3,013,82515Roadside Attractions