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, May. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$38,410,607--3,952--$9,719$38,410,6071Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$8,527,470140%3,31132$2,575$74,052,6752Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$4,551,391135%3,991-333$1,140$159,918,0283Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$3,468,004--3,019--$1,149$3,468,0041Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$2,052,099153%3,054-252$672$67,416,2924Fox
6Heaven is for Real$1,261,215146%2,893-155$436$79,109,7565Sony / TriStar
7Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,020,397153%2,271-430$449$247,888,6437Disney
8Rio 2$865,997178%2,371-602$365$115,117,3226Fox
9Moms' Night Out$620,826111%1,0462$594$6,048,2582Sony / TriStar
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$468,831110%2,578-80$182$5,075,8522Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$347,103191%991-242$350$145,972,1039Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$298,82987%630-140$474$54,735,63511Fox Searchlight
3Belle$254,614389%173128$1,472$1,081,9123Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$212,93470%780-220$273$58,399,2869Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Brick Mansions$145,97124%724-1230$202$19,249,8174Relativity Media
6The LEGO Movie$126,284236%355-46$356$253,943,93615Warner Bros.
7Bears$117,920-5%580-663$203$16,581,9895Disneynature
8Draft Day$108,08374%495-325$218$28,131,7026Lionsgate / Summit
9The Railway Man$87,22585%1832$477$2,531,6036Weinstein Company
10Transcendence$74,992151%315-200$238$22,430,8815Warner Bros.
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$70,565240%319-38$221$109,068,86511Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Non-Stop (2014)$62,805282%220-16$285$91,233,91012Universal
13Noah$55,33445%286-191$193$100,106,4558Paramount
14The Quiet Ones$52,61156%341-792$154$8,248,9504Lionsgate
15300: Rise of an Empire$50,046449%155-36$323$106,256,89211Warner Bros.
16Oculus$25,00812%140-270$179$27,374,8786Relativity Media
17A Haunted House 2$23,848-1%124-402$192$16,991,0725Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$200,000781%7266$2,778$482,8722Open Road
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$58,74621%371$1,588$1,749,3617Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$50,297--55--$914$235,4982RADiUS-TWC
4The Monuments Men$16,462--94-28$175$77,994,58715Sony / Columbia
5RoboCop (2014)$13,922--81-65$172$58,519,17514Sony / Columbia
6The Immigrant$11,842--3--$3,947$11,8421Weinstein Company
72 States$9,547113%32-27$298$2,195,2745UTV Motion Pictures
8The Hornet's Nest$8,7031161%1713$512$39,1902Freestyle Releasing
9Bad Words$5,881344%8354$71$7,748,87610Focus
10Blue Ruin$2,988-60%24-37$125$232,8044RADiUS-TWC
11Son of God$2,46830%46-22$54$59,675,74212Fox
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,327-34%8-11$291$112,7655Rialto Pictures
13Philomena$95455%9-4$106$37,704,95726Weinstein Company
14Joe (2014)$545-53%10-13$55$370,1086Roadside Attractions
15The Unknown Known$166-3%3-3$55$266,3777RADiUS-TWC