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 Sat, Aug. 11 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Legacy$14,474,4254%3,745--$3,865$28,405,8251Universal
2The Campaign$9,513,197-7%3,205--$2,968$19,690,2481Warner Bros.
3The Dark Knight Rises$7,839,99240%3,690-552$2,125$384,049,0104Warner Bros.
4Hope Springs (2012)$6,143,00433%2,361--$2,602$15,231,8801Sony / Columbia
5Total Recall (2012)$3,226,56132%3,6010$896$41,765,9062Sony / Columbia
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$3,117,5319%3,40110$917$28,334,8112Fox
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$2,620,41530%3,103-439$844$141,942,8625Fox
8Ted (2012)$1,368,96038%2,208-559$620$208,987,4657Universal
9Step Up Revolution$1,157,90720%1,898-708$610$29,434,3323Lionsgate / Summit
10The Watch$887,05029%2,463-705$360$30,750,7753Fox
11The Amazing Spider-Man$882,68940%1,585-840$557$254,855,5476Sony / Columbia
12Brave$729,14635%1,259-851$579$226,710,2968Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$428,2417%800--$535$1,811,5401ARC Entertainment
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$308,28048%286-32$1,078$6,953,4647Fox Searchlight
3Moonrise Kingdom$263,58248%447-240$590$41,902,20612Focus
4Men in Black 3$208,49038%295-31$707$177,401,41912Sony / Columbia
5Ruby Sparks$191,75752%261197$735$1,115,8043Fox Searchlight
6The Intouchables$173,29373%1940$893$9,196,81212Weinstein Company
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$171,36728%306-198$560$211,570,37610Paramount / DreamWorks
8Magic Mike$169,62915%450-752$377$112,133,1347Warner Bros.
9The Hunger Games$133,04734%260-31$512$407,202,88421Lionsgate
10Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$132,91551%364-373$365$64,675,5727Lionsgate
11Snow White and the Huntsman$116,02542%273-36$425$154,222,62011Universal
12Savages$101,76049%318-386$320$46,733,3956Universal
13The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$72,67450%184-46$395$45,328,55315Fox Searchlight
14Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$55,35231%202-75$274$25,031,6876Paramount
15Prometheus$46,90052%141-57$333$126,015,01910Fox
16Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$37,31143%130-35$287$37,152,4368Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$78,6094%520$1,512$7,242,87717Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Safety Not Guaranteed$25,87849%73-48$354$3,585,70410FilmDistrict
3Born to Be Wild 3D$23,8955%330$724$20,454,38771Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Rock of Ages$9,03237%57-88$158$38,504,9589Warner Bros. / New Line
5Dark Shadows$8,75028%45-87$194$79,703,84814Warner Bros.
6Easy Money (2012)$7,54357%71$1,078$137,4815Weinstein Company
7A Cat In Paris$2,786207%12-2$232$285,53511GKIDS
8For Greater Glory$1,43828%10-24$144$5,667,60411ARC Entertainment
9Mirror Mirror$47815%456$11$64,933,26920Relativity Media
10Soldiers of Fortune$315154%2-48$158$38,6402Roadside Attractions