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 Fri, Aug. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$10,494,145--3,316--$3,165$10,494,1451Lionsgate
2The Bourne Legacy$5,310,49574%3,7538$1,415$57,871,5752Universal
3ParaNorman$4,598,833--3,429--$1,341$4,598,8331Focus
4Sparkle (2012)$4,521,165--2,244--$2,015$4,521,1651Sony / TriStar
5The Campaign$4,146,16268%3,25550$1,274$42,454,6992Warner Bros.
6The Odd Life of Timothy Green$3,395,68172%2,598--$1,307$7,673,6961Disney
7The Dark Knight Rises$3,122,13654%3,157-533$989$401,898,0475Warner Bros.
8Hope Springs (2012)$2,760,76377%2,3610$1,169$28,712,5552Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$1,168,72530%2,737-664$427$36,081,0463Fox
10Total Recall (2012)$1,061,56317%2,434-1167$436$49,344,0063Sony / Columbia
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$843,55916%2,274-829$371$148,029,9756Fox
12Ted (2012)$485,13528%1,169-1039$415$212,006,4408Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Step Up Revolution$316,01612%905-993$349$32,052,4344Lionsgate / Summit
2Ek Tha Tiger$299,847120%118--$2,541$644,9111Yash Raj Films
3The Amazing Spider-Man$229,494-10%598-987$384$256,906,0127Sony / Columbia
4Brave$224,699-1%641-618$351$228,530,2179Disney
5Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$204,799245%406100$504$212,181,47611Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Watch$164,775-29%513-1950$321$32,724,9614Fox
7Beasts of the Southern Wild$153,07459%236-50$649$7,700,7508Fox Searchlight
8Moonrise Kingdom$141,26141%282-165$501$42,604,06913Focus
9Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$93,780-22%424-376$221$2,858,9512ARC Entertainment
10The Intouchables$91,42067%1940$471$9,609,83913Weinstein Company
11Men in Black 3$88,749--258-37$344$177,912,91213Sony / Columbia
12Ruby Sparks$82,72841%218-43$379$1,578,0994Fox Searchlight
13Magic Mike$67,286-1%255-195$264$112,588,0798Warner Bros.
14Snow White and the Huntsman$67,09575%244-29$275$154,519,14012Universal
15The Hunger Games$66,51043%230-30$289$407,549,76722Lionsgate
16Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$34,28548%199-165$172$64,880,0558Lionsgate
17The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$31,46717%128-56$246$45,515,44016Fox Searchlight
18Savages$30,0301%154-164$195$46,983,2457Universal
19Prometheus$22,91232%101-40$227$126,142,24111Fox
20Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$20,23554%105-25$193$37,254,0549Fox
21Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$19,250-13%140-62$138$25,197,5707Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$53,19815%520$1,023$7,550,98318Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cosmopolis$26,098--3--$8,699$222,6711Entertainment One Films
3Born to Be Wild 3D$14,8830%330$451$20,548,66272Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Safety Not Guaranteed$11,7073%54-19$217$3,654,31411FilmDistrict
5Easy Money (2012)$3,52932%5-2$706$156,1206Weinstein Company
6A Cat In Paris$90847%7-5$130$292,08612GKIDS