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 Wed, Jul. 11 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$6,503,281-25%4,3180$1,506$159,713,6291Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$4,004,880-16%3,25617$1,230$133,085,7152Universal
3Brave$2,650,102-16%3,891-75$681$182,313,6153Disney
4Magic Mike$2,503,417-11%3,120165$802$80,367,7192Warner Bros.
5Savages$1,537,380-21%2,628--$585$21,312,3301Universal
6Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,084,017-20%2,730--$397$13,850,0521Paramount
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,067,702-17%2,861-854$373$199,196,8455Paramount / DreamWorks
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$964,045-20%2,1610$446$49,036,9872Lionsgate
9People Like Us$293,188-20%2,0550$143$10,102,9572Disney / DreamWorks
10Marvel's The Avengers$272,336-13%1,125-227$242$611,973,43310Disney
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$261,902-14%1,657-1100$158$34,879,9793Fox
12Prometheus$224,014-13%1,105-279$203$123,094,7835Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$206,845-12%1,152-489$180$150,406,9306Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$492,177-7%88430$557$28,280,4277Focus
2Men in Black 3$193,344-18%879-238$220$173,710,1457Sony / Columbia
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$99,004-8%359-60$276$42,284,13510Fox Searchlight
4Rock of Ages$78,255-4%701-549$112$37,205,8794Warner Bros. / New Line
5That's My Boy$72,837-23%400-630$182$36,339,2624Sony / Columbia
6The Hunger Games$51,441-2%228-50$226$404,532,84716Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$44,755-4%303-62$148$76,993,0329Warner Bros.
8Battleship$39,840-6%249-59$160$64,454,4708Universal
9What to Expect When You're Expecting$31,996-11%23633$136$40,518,9258Lionsgate
10Safety Not Guaranteed$29,5986%109-3$272$2,251,8305FilmDistrict
11Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$27,995-9%175-27$160$213,574,28519Universal
12The Dictator$20,946-14%18656$113$59,378,4038Paramount
13Mirror Mirror$12,939-10%119-47$109$64,692,77815Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$65,3403%520$1,257$5,244,76412Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$40,8795%1912$2,152$863,9432Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$32,410-4%60-8$540$3,190,1577Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$15,755-8%330$477$19,884,73466Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Three Stooges$8,429-17%76-41$111$43,938,05013Fox
6The Cabin in the Woods$7,357-2%83-66$89$42,065,48113Lionsgate
7The Lucky One (2012)$6,7387%72-43$94$60,414,36612Warner Bros.
8For Greater Glory$6,2903%39-8$161$5,433,0636ARC Entertainment
9Chernobyl Diaries$3,034-5%38-107$80$18,094,7617Warner Bros.
10Easy Money (2012)$1,503--1--$1,503$1,5030Weinstein Company
11Crooked Arrows$1,073-3%11-2$98$1,824,5328Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$6031%29-49$21$16,007,67111Relativity Media