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.

Weekend domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,191,314-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$185,841,4570%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$179,990,09724%Transformers: Age of Extinction
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,713,279-22%Think Like a Man Too
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,881,743-2%The Fault in Our Stars
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,443,433-11%Maleficent
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,220,0565%X-Men: Days of Future Past
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,342,74831%Godzilla (2014)
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,614,033-11%Neighbors (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,869,37332%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,432,383-13%The Other Woman (2014)
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)