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, Jun. 14 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$44,013,367265%4,207--$10,462$56,075,4911Warner Bros.
2This Is The End$6,947,20655%3,055--$2,274$19,255,3411Sony / Columbia
3Now You See Me$3,338,61572%3,08262$1,083$73,028,0583Lionsgate / Summit
4The Purge$2,965,40576%2,59155$1,145$46,610,2552Universal
5Fast & Furious 6$2,819,66590%3,375-396$835$212,960,2904Universal
6The Internship$2,382,61373%3,39933$701$26,333,9742Fox
7Epic$1,856,07239%3,151-443$589$91,284,6954Fox
8Star Trek Into Darkness$1,455,78831%2,331-821$625$206,286,4825Paramount
9After Earth$1,157,51128%2,432-969$476$51,621,5263Sony / Columbia
10The Hangover Part III$914,14268%1,901-1341$481$106,164,6944Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 3$749,06638%1,649-702$454$397,451,3057Disney
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$535,89718%1,175-985$456$138,839,4386Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
142 (2013)$192,641389%44474$434$93,288,00910Warner Bros.
2The Croods$170,66456%368-46$464$182,251,76113Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Mud$149,57641%405-175$369$19,225,2388Roadside Attractions
4The East$83,272307%11574$724$504,5773Fox Searchlight
5Oblivion (2013)$54,18091%258-40$210$88,648,8909Universal
6Olympus Has Fallen$54,013111%201-35$269$98,272,39813FilmDistrict
7G.I. Joe: Retaliation$29,78824%170-66$175$122,027,71512Paramount
8Scary Movie 5$26,571784%14190$188$31,469,82810Weinstein / Dimension
9The Big Wedding$25,161317%16573$152$21,422,0658Lionsgate
10Escape From Planet Earth$17,401-19%151-31$115$56,646,74818Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bling Ring$77,947--5--$15,589$77,4971A24
2The Kings of Summer$43,672109%6319$693$435,6163CBS Films
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$43,451230%2318$1,889$270,4852Roadside Attractions
4Stories We Tell$22,25930%63-7$353$1,183,0626Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$20,22429%70-5$289$1,155,7118Weinstein Company
6Pain and Gain$11,88161%70-105$170$49,265,1728Paramount
7The Place Beyond the Pines$10,090-1%76-58$133$21,306,99912Focus
8To the Arctic 3D$9,98791%520$192$12,786,45561Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Born to Be Wild 3D$7,46144%300$249$22,790,842115Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Sapphires$6,168-11%39-16$158$2,309,50413Weinstein Company
11Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$3,258-29%14-15$233$464,1337eOne Films US
12We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$3,238-41%11-14$294$151,6544Focus World
13Quartet$2,816-58%25-89$113$18,328,83023Weinstein Company
14Not Today$2,29034%7-12$327$286,66310Freestyle Releasing
15Camp (2013)$2,115--2--$1,058$321,46517Freestyle Releasing
16Lost and Found in Armenia$2,080-61%2-7$1,040$76,5152High Top Releasing
17Wish You Were Here (2013)$1,541-33%6-5$257$37,2862eOne Films US
18Tiger Eyes$1,491-9%6-11$249$18,5322Freestyle Releasing
19The Stroller Strategy$648--1--$648$6481Rialto Premieres
20From Up on Poppy Hill$416-50%9-1$46$996,77814GKIDS