Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Dec. 30 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 30 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$5,946,651-4%2,90022$2,051$63,450,0662Sony / Columbia
2Toy Story 2$4,663,0121%3,151-77$1,480$196,428,6975Disney
3The Talented Mr. Ripley$3,642,31510%2,307--$1,579$27,384,0941Paramount
4Any Given Sunday$3,305,1507%2,5050$1,319$33,571,7541Warner Bros.
5The Green Mile$3,189,11715%2,8750$1,109$64,784,9153Warner Bros.
6Galaxy Quest$2,838,39712%2,442--$1,162$17,605,9411DreamWorks
7Bicentennial Man$2,620,4803%2,767249$947$31,478,4482Disney
8Man on the Moon$1,621,5923%2,0791$780$19,145,3031Universal
9Anna and the King$1,581,7527%2,1320$742$19,454,4152Fox