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 Wed, May. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$4,962,197-29%3,952--$1,256$112,767,0361Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$2,018,330-19%3,31132$610$97,675,3552Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,022,545-25%3,991-333$256$176,070,7753Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$655,839-24%3,019--$217$12,848,7361Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$572,892-15%3,054-252$188$73,542,4514Fox
6Heaven is for Real$363,408-15%2,893-155$126$83,430,4675Sony / TriStar
7Captain America: The Winter Soldier$294,182-15%2,271-430$130$251,546,1497Disney
8Rio 2$220,613-16%2,371-602$93$118,853,4746Fox
9Moms' Night Out$166,851-27%1,0462$160$7,770,2202Sony / TriStar
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$148,623-11%2,578-80$58$7,078,7072Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$106,412-2%173128$615$2,091,8003Fox Searchlight
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$105,878-4%630-140$168$55,818,03211Fox Searchlight
3Divergent$97,977-11%991-242$99$147,116,2089Lionsgate / Summit
4God's Not Dead$78,282-12%780-220$100$59,180,4229Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Bears$50,988-3%580-663$88$17,004,0335Disneynature
6Brick Mansions$46,176-21%724-1230$64$19,765,6744Relativity Media
7The LEGO Movie$37,982-11%355-46$107$254,472,42915Warner Bros.
8The Railway Man$33,350-10%1832$182$2,854,7826Weinstein Company
9Draft Day$24,217-5%495-325$49$28,467,8806Lionsgate / Summit
10Noah$21,912-4%286-191$77$100,334,3528Paramount
11Transcendence$20,699-26%315-200$66$22,710,8025Warner Bros.
12Non-Stop (2014)$19,820-10%220-16$90$91,499,90012Universal
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$17,041-22%319-38$53$109,371,69711Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14The Quiet Ones$12,713-15%341-792$37$8,397,7464Lionsgate
15A Haunted House 2$10,56016%124-402$85$17,087,3685Open Road
16Oculus$7,983-14%140-270$57$27,457,7686Relativity Media
17300: Rise of an Empire$7,099-41%155-36$46$106,520,92711Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$75,78613%7266$1,053$1,206,4502Open Road
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$31,62919%371$855$1,924,3947Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$21,3304%55--$388$437,4692RADiUS-TWC
4The Immigrant$6,82117%3--$2,274$63,3041Weinstein Company
52 States$3,272-3%32-27$102$2,231,7165UTV Motion Pictures
6The Hornet's Nest$3,13121%1713$184$61,7542Freestyle Releasing
7Bad Words$2,413-21%8354$29$7,772,07410Focus
8Blue Ruin$1,662-1%24-37$69$244,0874RADiUS-TWC
9Son of God$941-5%46-22$20$59,683,94112Fox
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$8914%8-21$111$120,2855Rialto Pictures
11Joe (2014)$356-2%10-13$36$373,0166Roadside Attractions
12Philomena$283-53%9-4$31$37,709,46326Weinstein Company
13The Unknown Known$256106%3-3$85$267,3537RADiUS-TWC