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, Aug. 5 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$11,238,166-21%4,242-162$2,649$353,935,0943Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$7,137,896-24%3,601--$1,982$25,577,7581Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$3,732,065-26%3,391--$1,101$14,623,5991Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,722,517-19%3,542-327$769$132,071,8994Fox
5The Watch$2,049,906-20%3,1680$647$25,541,1182Fox
6Step Up Revolution$1,816,598-17%2,60639$697$23,724,6112Lionsgate / Summit
7Ted (2012)$1,743,210-23%2,767-362$630$203,579,9156Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man$1,412,497-19%2,425-735$582$250,740,6485Sony / Columbia
9Brave$996,246-16%2,110-441$472$223,420,2547Disney
10Magic Mike$398,429-26%1,202-873$331$110,928,6776Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$380,743-28%687-166$554$40,779,12711Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$361,725-27%318110$1,138$5,883,5606Fox Searchlight
3Savages$337,920-11%704-710$480$46,078,6455Universal
4Men in Black 3$204,196-22%326139$626$176,626,90711Sony / Columbia
5Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$202,984-9%504-304$403$210,852,3429Paramount / DreamWorks
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$186,850-42%737-374$254$64,142,2536Lionsgate
7The Intouchables$181,908-27%1940$938$8,648,79111Weinstein Company
8The Hunger Games$127,512-26%291-19$438$406,697,22420Lionsgate
9The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$106,052-18%230-46$461$45,014,05514Fox Searchlight
10Snow White and the Huntsman$95,790-25%309-46$310$153,829,95510Universal
11Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$65,197-15%277-329$235$24,789,0975Paramount
12Prometheus$56,201-14%198-31$284$125,826,9429Fox
13Safety Not Guaranteed$48,658-31%121-28$402$3,464,5519FilmDistrict
14Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$44,448-11%165-32$269$37,014,0757Fox
15Dark Shadows$34,127-19%132-90$259$79,628,02413Warner Bros.
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$19,721-22%112-39$176$31,051,12615Sony / Columbia
17Rock of Ages$18,848-33%145-157$130$38,452,3338Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 5 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ruby Sparks$119,150-31%6451$1,862$638,6832Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$71,250-2%520$1,370$6,855,60116Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$18,871-20%330$572$20,339,95170Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Soldiers of Fortune$8,423-10%50--$168$24,9781Roadside Attractions
5Easy Money (2012)$6,835-28%61$1,139$114,2344Weinstein Company
6For Greater Glory$6,19110%34-55$182$5,654,16510ARC Entertainment
7A Cat In Paris$3,772-26%142$269$274,08810GKIDS
8Mirror Mirror$2,181-12%39-17$56$64,890,59519Relativity Media