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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Texas Chainsaw 3D$22,500,000--2,654--$8,478$22,500,0001Lionsgate
2Django Unchained$19,800,000-34%3,0100$6,578$106,069,3772Weinstein Company
3The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$17,500,000-45%3,755-345$4,660$263,789,5074Warner Bros. / New Line
4Les Miserables (2012)$16,300,000-40%2,90490$5,613$103,787,4802Universal
5Parental Guidance$10,300,000-29%3,3681$3,058$52,935,0792Fox
6Jack Reacher$9,400,000-31%3,288-64$2,859$64,904,3413Paramount
7This is 40$8,700,000-30%2,93117$2,968$54,601,8453Universal
8Lincoln$5,400,000-26%1,901-65$2,841$144,075,2199Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$4,700,000-28%2,312-119$2,033$31,376,9343Paramount
10Monsters, Inc. 3D$3,900,000-40%2,103-515$1,854$27,893,6493Disney
11Promised Land (2012)$3,850,0002114%1,6761651$2,297$4,195,5282Focus
12Skyfall$3,250,000-28%1,307-330$2,487$296,979,5709Sony / Columbia
13Rise of The Guardians$2,800,000-43%1,507-548$1,858$97,352,0847Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$3,600,000-12%7450$4,832$34,660,0598Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$2,850,000-25%965-213$2,953$91,076,0967Fox
3The Impossible$2,500,0001269%572557$4,371$3,157,0293Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$2,600,000722%6055$43,333$4,310,1323Sony / Columbia