The Guardians of the Galaxy are headed to a showdown with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this weekend, and right now the Turtles have a slight edge.
Fandango is saying that TMNT is leading Guardians in pre-sales, however that isn’t too surprising as Guardians is going into its second weekend and movies usually get higher advanced sales on their first weekend. Turtles is also expected to make about $40 million, while Guardians could beat it with $45 million.
Momentum is also on the side of the Guardians, as Marvel’s film pulled in more than $11 million on Monday and Tuesday this week and yesterday was the highest-grossing Wednesday of 2014 so far. With mid-week ticket sales so high for the Cosmic adventure, the weekend could be pretty impressive as well.