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, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$80,500,000--3,997--$20,140$140,057,6451Universal
2The Lone Ranger$30,500,000--3,904--$7,813$50,004,1611Disney
3The Heat$24,500,000-37%3,1843$7,695$85,995,2882Fox
4Monsters University$20,000,000-56%3,739-265$5,349$216,537,6323Disney
5World War Z$18,500,000-38%3,316-291$5,579$159,080,6753Paramount
6White House Down$13,500,000-46%3,2220$4,190$50,506,7632Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$11,700,000-44%2,905-1226$4,028$271,474,1534Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$5,800,000-33%2,104-606$2,757$85,604,1534Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$2,900,000-48%1,606-958$1,806$110,545,4126Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$10,000,000--876--$11,416$17,360,7041Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

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