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 Sat, Jul. 6 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$29,377,950-4%3,997--$7,350$119,412,7201Universal
2The Lone Ranger$10,698,0951%3,904--$2,740$40,810,5701Disney
3The Heat$9,296,4588%3,1843$2,920$79,385,2112Fox
4Monsters University$7,162,234-1%3,739-265$1,916$210,901,8793Disney
5World War Z$6,789,1176%3,316-291$2,047$153,757,8103Paramount
6White House Down$5,146,96312%3,2220$1,597$46,769,5392Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$4,259,3739%2,905-1226$1,466$267,939,7364Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$2,074,6682%2,104-606$986$83,914,6224Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$1,100,38014%1,606-958$685$109,710,5826Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$3,650,034-3%876--$4,167$14,765,6881Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$510,93516%565-470$904$222,706,9168Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$438,05515%617-933$710$235,232,6207Universal
4Iron Man 3$198,83111%294-246$676$406,307,65410Disney
5Epic$198,07612%428-346$463$103,906,6427Fox
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$184,28732%170-52$1,084$2,931,1015Roadside Attractions
7The Internship$173,2526%379-629$457$42,638,7965Fox
8After Earth$146,52716%270-61$543$58,777,5176Sony / Columbia
9The Croods$135,01417%269-38$502$185,032,92616Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10The Purge$133,12012%256-866$520$63,482,5655Universal
11The Hangover Part III$129,84112%33861$384$111,148,8747Warner Bros.
12The Bling Ring$114,3454%159-471$719$5,021,2054A24
13The Great Gatsby (2013)$109,67918%185-70$593$142,825,9799Warner Bros.
14The East$68,97937%102-83$676$1,920,1256Fox Searchlight
15Mud$65,06122%111-57$586$20,817,35811Roadside Attractions
1642 (2013)$47,89917%182-70$263$94,780,36913Warner Bros.
17Pain and Gain$43,64218%170144$257$49,519,36711Paramount
18Olympus Has Fallen$23,53719%110-55$214$98,877,55016FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 6 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$220,10725%19--$11,585$395,9701Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$102,48649%7051$1,464$366,4603Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$38,22124%513$749$1,057,0846CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$13,74135%274$509$1,429,4279Roadside Attractions
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$13,10118%63-55$208$122,466,32215Paramount
6Kon-Tiki$9,98730%24-10$416$1,399,32211Weinstein Company
7Scary Movie 5$6,95421%43-79$162$31,863,26113Weinstein / Dimension
8The Sapphires$5,63240%15-3$375$2,418,29816Weinstein Company
9Ghanchakkar$5,3597%30-59$179$198,8052UTV Motion Pictures
10Copperhead$4,058-45%15-44$271$106,3042Brainstorm Media
11Escape From Planet Earth$3,3777%62-39$54$56,882,78921Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,64649%4-15$412$33,8992Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$8045%2-4$402$501,08810eOne Films US
14Made in Cleveland$405--1-2$405$10,6813Striped Entertainment
15Not Today$154-13%2-3$77$312,79513Freestyle Releasing
16Lost and Found in Armenia$140-32%20$70$120,3335High Top Releasing