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, Jun. 13 - Sun, Jun. 15

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122 Jump Street$63,000,000--3,306--$19,056$63,000,0001Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$54,000,000--4,253--$12,697$54,000,0001Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Maleficent$20,500,000-40%3,623-325$5,658$165,016,5323Disney
4The Fault in Our Stars$17,500,000-64%3,273100$5,347$83,475,2672Fox
5Edge of Tomorrow$16,000,000-44%3,50515$4,565$56,474,4832Warner Bros.
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$9,500,000-37%3,042-597$3,123$205,940,1614Fox
7Godzilla (2014)$3,400,000-44%2,088-1022$1,628$191,546,0095Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$3,000,000-59%2,413-747$1,243$36,860,6203Universal
9Neighbors (2014)$2,600,000-51%1,896-778$1,371$143,252,9656Universal
10Chef$2,300,000-12%1,102-196$2,087$14,100,4536Open Road

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