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. 21 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$30,473,099--4,004--$7,611$30,473,0991Disney
2World War Z$25,196,879--3,607--$6,986$25,196,8791Paramount
3Man of Steel$12,547,01379%4,2070$2,982$181,337,9602Warner Bros.
4This Is The End$4,124,68796%3,0550$1,350$48,916,2112Sony / Columbia
5Now You See Me$2,371,32198%2,823-259$840$88,952,2974Lionsgate / Summit
6Fast & Furious 6$1,498,54597%2,417-958$620$225,186,0155Universal
7The Purge$1,199,54569%2,201-390$545$57,215,9903Universal
8The Internship$1,077,96547%1,916-1483$563$36,017,4703Fox
9Star Trek Into Darkness$871,10067%1,565-766$557$214,482,0166Paramount
10Epic$535,692-26%1,994-1157$269$99,790,8175Fox
11After Earth$278,331-20%1,166-1266$239$56,720,5404Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$770,823179%924-725$834$401,716,0458Disney
2The Bling Ring$742,7923082%650645$1,143$1,084,0332A24
3The Hangover Part III$243,0872%530-1371$459$109,539,5555Warner Bros.
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$209,813944%206183$1,019$682,4083Roadside Attractions
5The Great Gatsby (2013)$163,862-23%362-813$453$141,161,9657Warner Bros.
6The Croods$154,07351%324-44$476$183,216,69814Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$96,415236%19580$494$939,3564Fox Searchlight
8Mud$82,24836%213-192$386$19,977,5639Roadside Attractions
942 (2013)$81,69959%325-119$251$94,028,00511Warner Bros.
10Oblivion (2013)$41,20551%201-57$205$88,926,26010Universal
11Olympus Has Fallen$34,74991%177-24$196$98,501,14414FilmDistrict
12G.I. Joe: Retaliation$25,89372%139-31$186$122,198,39413Paramount
13Scary Movie 5$25,03292%134-7$187$31,615,71611Weinstein / Dimension
14The Big Wedding$22,29528%141-24$158$21,563,4629Lionsgate
15Escape From Planet Earth$12,3925%138-13$90$56,753,25619Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$34,29775%652$528$664,9054CBS Films
2Kon-Tiki$11,5245%53-17$217$1,267,4399Weinstein Company
3Stories We Tell$10,373-12%33-30$314$1,299,5187Roadside Attractions
4Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02355%300$334$22,839,473116Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Place Beyond the Pines$9,10483%53-23$172$21,362,82513Focus
6Pain and Gain$7,41162%50-20$148$49,316,8329Paramount
7To the Arctic 3D$6,498-4%520$125$12,840,23662Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Unfinished Song$5,120--2--$2,560$5,1201Weinstein Company
9The Sapphires$5,04318%29-10$174$2,345,93214Weinstein Company
10Quartet$3,55552%294$123$18,372,31924Weinstein Company
11Lost and Found in Armenia$2,35411%1-1$2,354$97,6843High Top Releasing
12Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire$1,225-25%17--$72$2,8491High Top Releasing
13Not Today$1,096246%3-4$365$294,76611Freestyle Releasing
14Made in Cleveland$1,091--5--$218$4,6911Striped Entertainment
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$865-70%8-6$108$484,8098eOne Films US
16Wish You Were Here (2013)$54018%3-3$180$43,7993eOne Films US
17Tiger Eyes$402-29%2-4$201$24,6233Freestyle Releasing
18Girl Rising$370--16--$23$1,417,79716Gathr Films
19Camp (2013)$164-54%1-1$164$324,84818Freestyle Releasing