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, Jun. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$10,812,73716%3,3060$3,271$102,588,0432Sony / Columbia
2Think Like a Man Too$10,308,403-15%2,225--$4,633$22,488,4591Sony / Screen Gems
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$10,066,29732%4,26815$2,359$87,579,2022Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Maleficent$5,250,65231%3,450-173$1,522$182,218,3414Disney
5Jersey Boys$5,215,36712%2,905--$1,795$9,860,2551Warner Bros.
6Edge of Tomorrow$4,183,65739%3,212-293$1,303$71,368,9833Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$3,191,9342%3,34067$956$96,440,8903Fox
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$2,612,00541%2,681-361$974$215,058,1075Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$779,32941%1,365-723$571$194,428,9436Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$679,49035%1,417-996$480$39,885,1254Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$593,69034%1,033-863$575$145,385,9407Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$780,23262%961-141$812$16,357,5877Open Road
2Blended$419,22325%842-739$498$42,105,4745Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$271,16038%434-248$625$199,345,5618Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$168,67627%310-73$544$127,264,30811Fox
5Belle$139,11451%244-94$570$9,110,5398Fox Searchlight
6Divergent$108,92424%289-47$377$150,086,49614Lionsgate / Summit
7The Grand Seduction$107,94059%12420$870$1,705,3494eOne Films US
8Words and Pictures$95,36054%175-42$545$1,420,2475Roadside Attractions
9The Other Woman (2014)$92,68431%231-13$401$83,037,2739Fox
10Heaven is for Real$70,60628%201-331$351$89,757,86310Sony / TriStar
11The LEGO Movie$67,82920%31514$215$256,648,28620Warner Bros.
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$59,80051%112-37$534$58,313,64616Fox Searchlight
13The Signal (2014)$59,27329%20484$291$359,2202Focus
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$44,77127%179-28$250$110,815,47816Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15The Immigrant$39,33665%110-30$358$1,833,1656Weinstein Company
16God's Not Dead$35,98426%112-38$321$60,453,60714Freestyle / Pure Flix

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$44,813-10%410$1,093$3,208,22512Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Moms' Night Out$22,99753%50-31$460$10,156,1427Sony / TriStar
3Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$20,33771%4628$442$113,5593RADiUS-TWC
4The Railway Man$14,48332%8434$172$4,352,02511Weinstein Company
5Brick Mansions$12,61744%60-25$210$20,274,7209Relativity Media
6Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$12,440-2%529$239$8,377,2357Clarius Entertainment
7Fed Up$10,46021%47-9$223$1,392,2177RADiUS-TWC
8Oculus$2,90258%17-14$171$27,687,47311Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$931-2%30$310$303,9287Freestyle Releasing
10The Unknown Known$18820%2-1$94$275,52312RADiUS-TWC
11Blue Ruin$186-9%1-1$186$257,9539RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$44-92%21$22$142,69810Rialto Pictures