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, Oct. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 4$15,110,106--3,412--$4,429$15,110,1061Paramount
2Argo$5,066,115193%3,24715$1,560$31,632,6042Warner Bros.
3Taken 2$4,284,894184%3,489-217$1,228$96,856,3633Fox
4Alex Cross$4,030,024--2,539--$1,587$4,030,0241Lionsgate / Summit
5Hotel Transylvania$3,615,658270%3,3849$1,068$109,136,6134Sony / Columbia
6Sinister$2,992,221167%2,54215$1,177$25,912,3892Lionsgate / Summit
7Here Comes the Boom$2,584,147255%3,0140$857$17,308,4752Sony / Columbia
8Pitch Perfect$2,287,595210%2,660-127$860$41,047,9434Universal
9Looper$1,285,907140%2,223-382$578$54,926,0394Sony / TriStar
10Frankenweenie$1,161,701139%2,362-643$492$25,071,1223Disney
11Seven Psychopaths$1,002,053146%1,4800$677$6,890,0452CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$712,329207%74519$956$7,682,9545Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$239,06652%751-800$318$37,307,8285Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$236,57147%925-887$256$33,591,7895Warner Bros.
4Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$196,56064%945-67$208$2,442,6322Atlas Distribution
5House at the End of the Street$160,40986%746-1120$215$30,474,9735Relativity Media
6The Master$150,84394%412-270$366$14,368,3796Weinstein Company
7The Dark Knight Rises$105,86497%345-120$307$446,510,42214Warner Bros.
8Arbitrage$74,905143%169-25$443$6,849,0316Roadside Attractions
9The Bourne Legacy$54,520268%232-13$235$112,696,18511Universal
10Ice Age: Continental Drift$49,438154%222-15$223$159,929,63615Fox
11Dredd 3D$30,028118%1605$188$13,249,1975Lionsgate
12Resident Evil: Retribution$28,573--158-191$181$41,881,5966Sony / Screen Gems
13ParaNorman$26,938213%168-8$160$54,586,71810Focus
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$26,854142%149-27$180$48,498,80012Fox
15Lawless$26,140356%184-103$142$37,204,1478Weinstein Company
16Ted (2012)$21,78587%109-36$200$218,580,72017Universal
17Hope Springs (2012)$19,770--131-84$151$63,493,73211Sony / Columbia
18The Possession$18,38365%133-236$138$48,793,7128Lionsgate
19Premium Rush$15,514--119-44$130$20,238,4319Sony / Columbia
20Won't Back Down$12,736-36%168-345$76$5,196,6174Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$34,284--4--$8,571$34,2841Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$30,45666%520$586$9,213,58327Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$12,79485%601$213$12,790,34722Weinstein Company
4The Expendables 2$12,744109%92-54$139$84,540,94610Lionsgate
5The Campaign$11,323113%74-27$153$86,414,55311Warner Bros.
6Born to Be Wild 3D$10,99114%300$366$21,069,07581Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Other Dream Team$7,370--131$567$87,1184The Film Arcade
8Moonrise Kingdom$6,33131%29-27$218$45,476,13222Focus
9Simon and the Oaks$6,185--76$884$20,4572The Film Arcade
10Beasts of the Southern Wild$5,33352%28-8$190$11,174,57017Fox Searchlight
11War of the Buttons (2012)$4,751689%3530$136$11,7772Weinstein Company
12Barfi!$2,1998%10-24$220$2,791,2616UTV Communications
13Thaandavam$825132%2-1$413$208,9924UTV Communications
14Gayby$668--1--$668$6,9702The Film Collaborative