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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$154,225,390-37%$174,755,000-36%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$275,135,0001%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,543,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$227,996,0004%Lucy
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,049,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,543,00057%Transformers: Age of Extinction
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$184,862,000-33%22 Jump Street
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,616,00017%22 Jump Street
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,237,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,093,000-16%Maleficent
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$275,558,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$178,909,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$192,965,00028%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$150,807,000-17%The Other Woman (2014)
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)