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, Sep. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Retribution$8,363,335--3,012--$2,777$8,363,3351Sony / Screen Gems
2Finding Nemo 3D$5,056,737--2,904--$1,741$5,056,7371Disney
3The Possession$1,826,687280%2,86026$639$37,193,7993Lionsgate
4Lawless$1,360,173164%3,063-75$444$27,281,9273Weinstein Company
5The Words$928,562177%2,8010$332$7,208,4472CBS Films
6The Expendables 2$888,407136%2,896-364$307$78,148,3865Lionsgate
7The Bourne Legacy$845,225167%2,170-596$390$105,786,8856Universal
8The Campaign$753,916182%2,002-540$377$81,206,0726Warner Bros.
9ParaNorman$681,284237%2,326-530$293$46,977,5305Focus
10The Odd Life of Timothy Green$664,950260%2,415-302$275$44,438,5985Disney
11The Dark Knight Rises$609,073138%1,581-406$385$439,479,7029Warner Bros.
12Hope Springs (2012)$563,002103%1,946-491$289$59,213,1036Sony / Columbia
13Premium Rush$376,320105%1,339-843$281$17,940,1924Sony / Columbia
14The Cold Light of Day$276,370117%1,5110$183$2,708,5542Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Arbitrage$600,560--197--$3,049$600,5601Roadside Attractions
2Barfi!$260,292--132--$1,972$260,2921UTV Communications
3Ted (2012)$117,135139%411-104$285$217,170,89512Universal
4Hit and Run$115,0118%651-1159$177$13,071,6924Open Road
5Ice Age: Continental Drift$114,948260%541-222$212$157,427,03010Fox
6Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: The IMAX Experience$105,667-52%32255$328$2,541,0362Paramount
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$102,056392%591-340$173$46,934,8437Fox
8Sparkle (2012)$101,21875%494-379$205$23,728,3125Sony / TriStar
9The Amazing Spider-Man$96,943--328-88$296$260,844,06311Sony / Columbia
10For A Good Time, Call...$90,131289%10751$842$635,1633Focus
11Total Recall (2012)$85,199--303-199$281$57,883,3187Sony / Columbia
12Beasts of the Southern Wild$69,53773%212-57$328$10,486,97012Fox Searchlight
13The Intouchables$66,51899%180-14$370$11,753,09317Weinstein Company
14Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$65,502256%306-39$214$215,380,73015Paramount / DreamWorks
15Step Up Revolution$55,548440%26870$207$34,588,6088Lionsgate / Summit
16Moonrise Kingdom$55,374103%157-43$353$44,796,95717Focus
17Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$27,503200%160-7$172$65,547,30012Lionsgate
18The Watch$25,180103%1383$182$34,077,6028Fox
19Magic Mike$17,11377%115-87$149$113,632,98112Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Master$242,127--5--$48,425$242,1271Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$20,37973%520$392$8,459,82722Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$17,54564%80-34$219$46,142,19920Fox Searchlight
4The Apparition$14,2588%68-208$210$4,804,4244Warner Bros.
5Ruby Sparks$13,227160%70-6$189$2,407,2798Fox Searchlight
6Safety Not Guaranteed$9,201140%46-8$200$3,900,17215FilmDistrict
7Cosmopolis$7,22050%31-14$233$729,0275Entertainment One Films
810 Years$7,201--3--$2,400$7,2011Anchor Bay Films
9Branded$5,912-68%80-227$74$330,5582Roadside Attractions
10Born to Be Wild 3D$4,1129%330$125$20,837,07076Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure$826-89%8-273$103$1,062,3983Kenn Viselman Presents
12Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$808-33%7-15$115$3,366,6526ARC Entertainment
13Mugamoodi$79795%3-14$266$95,5383UTV Communications
14Joker$150-85%3-40$50$168,9013UTV Communications