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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 26 - Sun, Apr. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pain and Gain$20,000,000--3,277--$6,103$20,000,0001Paramount
2Oblivion (2013)$17,443,000-53%3,7929$4,600$64,730,5002Universal
342 (2013)$10,725,000-39%3,405155$3,150$69,079,3723Warner Bros.
4The Big Wedding$7,500,000--2,633--$2,848$7,500,0001Lionsgate
5The Croods$6,600,000-29%3,283-152$2,010$163,024,7836Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$3,620,000-37%2,707-468$1,337$116,396,1435Paramount
7Scary Movie 5$3,457,000-44%2,733-669$1,265$27,493,9363Weinstein / Dimension
8Olympus Has Fallen$2,768,000-38%2,334-304$1,186$93,076,4726FilmDistrict
9The Place Beyond the Pines$2,699,140-45%1,58442$1,704$16,224,0115Focus
10Jurassic Park 3D$2,300,000-43%1,848-482$1,245$41,990,3754Universal
11Evil Dead$2,000,000-51%2,186-637$915$51,867,7584Sony / TriStar
12Oz: The Great and Powerful$1,704,000-43%1,610-435$1,058$226,152,1398Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$2,185,980--363--$6,022$2,185,9801Roadside Attractions
2The Company You Keep$1,245,765214%807723$1,544$2,343,9104Sony Pictures Classics
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$1,116,000-50%942-463$1,185$50,650,3235Lionsgate
4Filly Brown$565,000-62%25971$2,181$2,310,0912Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Home Run$452,030-71%371-10$1,218$2,281,3302IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
6The Host (2013)$370,000-63%611-745$606$25,857,0865Open Road
7Identity Thief$329,000-32%425-55$774$133,139,38012Universal
8Disconnect$262,454--111--$2,364$770,2273LD Entertainment
9Silver Linings Playbook$201,000-63%361-506$557$131,426,34224Weinstein Company
10The Sapphires$182,000-29%12612$1,444$1,418,1646Weinstein Company
11Snitch (2013)$180,000123%25291$714$42,318,83110Lionsgate / Summit
12The Lords of Salem$178,000-72%280-75$636$1,033,2932Anchor Bay Films
13Escape From Planet Earth$160,00011%28343$565$55,048,54711Weinstein Company
14Admission$115,238-66%279-206$413$17,693,5396Focus
15Trance$112,000-72%157-286$713$2,118,7974Fox Searchlight
16Arthur Newman$108,000--248--$435$108,0001Cinedigm
17Warm Bodies$102,000-32%190-50$537$66,268,78313Lionsgate / Summit
18Life of Pi$80,000-51%131-62$611$124,666,21223Fox
19Quartet$78,000-50%130-46$600$18,001,11416Weinstein Company
20Side Effects (2013)$47,739-84%108-537$442$31,993,87212Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Renoir$129,906-8%637$2,062$859,9615IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
2No (2013)$70,965-40%74-14$959$2,139,19211Sony Pictures Classics
3Upstream Color$51,670-25%4313$1,202$296,7264ERBP
4From Up on Poppy Hill$51,445-31%40-8$1,286$797,3567GKIDS
5The Reluctant Fundamentalist$32,700--3--$10,900$32,7001IFC Films
6In the House$31,177-1%96$3,464$77,3572Cohen Media Group
7Kon-Tiki$22,334--2--$11,167$22,3341Weinstein Company
8Blancanieves$20,716-26%12-15$1,726$191,8455Cohen Media Group
9At Any Price$16,574--4--$4,144$22,7661Sony Pictures Classics
10Midnight's Children$12,200--2--$6,100$12,2001Paladin/108 Media
11An Oversimplification of Her Beauty$11,100--2--$5,550$11,1001Variance Films
12Graceland$11,081--14--$792$11,0811Drafthouse Films
13It's a Disaster$10,500-42%9-4$1,167$57,2163Oscilloscope
14Storm Surfers 3D$6,500--2--$3,250$6,5001XLrator Media