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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Aug 19Tue231$16,200,050-30%$17,988,942Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 18Mon230$13,072,646-31%$14,568,967Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 17Sun229$36,612,176-23%$40,409,264Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 16Sat228$49,613,794-21%$54,612,421Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 15Fri227$38,801,790-34%$42,129,570Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 14Thu226$16,641,07820%$18,489,155Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 13Wed225$21,110,55328%$23,427,575Let's Be Cops
Aug 12Tue224$23,150,5495%$25,592,159Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 11Mon223$19,039,876-8%$21,075,872Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 10Sun222$47,526,4851%$51,098,062Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 09Sat221$63,134,1144%$68,447,961Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 08Fri220$59,057,750-2%$62,833,071Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 07Thu219$13,907,66017%$15,707,632Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 06Wed218$16,450,56221%$18,589,042Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 05Tue217$22,055,52919%$24,593,938Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 04Mon216$20,776,59426%$23,145,112Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 03Sun215$47,040,39223%$51,412,027Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 02Sat214$60,428,24025%$66,297,676Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 01Fri213$60,314,98332%$64,348,202Guardians of the Galaxy