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, Jun. 11 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$4,168,922-17%3,173--$1,314$62,269,7841Fox
2Maleficent$3,986,901-15%3,9480$1,010$140,922,5832Disney
3Edge of Tomorrow$2,772,354-20%3,490--$794$38,182,3231Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,707,464-16%3,639-362$469$195,050,4803Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$914,865-14%3,1602$290$33,229,7052Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$743,117-13%3,110-391$239$187,564,6004Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$736,505-8%2,674-265$275$140,199,7055Universal
8Blended$548,296-10%2,928-627$187$38,245,8403Warner Bros.
9Chef$374,883-7%1,298674$289$11,487,9925Open Road
10Million Dollar Arm$296,117-4%1,643-686$180$32,421,2614Disney
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$279,430-12%1,481-671$189$197,216,6246Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$153,5123%702-281$219$126,105,5009Fox
2Belle$119,447-5%476-49$251$7,941,2536Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$71,135-5%489-625$145$82,434,9177Fox
4Heaven is for Real$69,906-1%446-276$157$89,007,5178Sony / TriStar
5The LEGO Movie$59,6557%274-28$218$256,041,20418Warner Bros.
6The Grand Seduction$46,115-31%10713$431$967,8152eOne Films US
7Divergent$43,650-3%298-75$146$149,192,95312Lionsgate / Summit
8Mr. Peabody & Sherman$37,9400%224-30$169$110,443,63114Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Holiday (2014)$36,677-27%144--$255$515,4021Reliance Entertainment
10The Grand Budapest Hotel$35,8811%185-64$194$57,880,42614Fox Searchlight
11God's Not Dead$32,052-1%20045$160$60,138,00612Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Immigrant$29,676-8%145-5$205$1,507,7044Weinstein Company
13Moms' Night Out$26,622-19%292-91$91$10,000,1145Sony / TriStar
14Noah$14,065-2%136-46$103$101,086,10411Paramount
15The Railway Man$13,360-7%177-319$75$4,269,9079Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$7,2906%113-60$65$28,806,0829Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$3,9782%105-23$38$22,993,6978Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$42,96111%390$1,102$2,774,49810Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Words and Pictures$36,8225%9885$376$639,0613Roadside Attractions
3Fed Up$19,0561%88-16$217$1,267,4365RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$12,3295%9954$125$20,155,4577Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$9,808-3%84-96$117$8,309,9515Clarius Entertainment
6Oculus$3,8325%47-36$82$27,659,1009Relativity Media
7A Haunted House 2$3,520-4%44-30$80$17,325,7918Open Road
8Filmistaan$1,564-27%24--$65$37,0771UTV Motion Pictures
9The Hornet's Nest$1,53210%16-26$96$292,6785Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$85048%3-3$283$255,4837RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$325-11%3--$108$272,43610RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$291--1-3$291$138,7908Rialto Pictures
13Heropanti$110340%3-8$37$62,3803UTV Motion Pictures