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 Mon, Jan. 17 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 17 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$3,104,276-7%3,092113$1,004$111,040,4235Sony / Columbia
2Next Friday$2,478,186-45%1,103--$2,247$21,417,0811New Line
3Galaxy Quest$1,752,567-20%2,4500$715$48,759,8314DreamWorks
4Toy Story 2$1,558,235-11%2,326-426$670$227,614,4878Disney
5The Hurricane$1,497,888-45%1,4541295$1,030$14,268,0121Universal
6Girl, Interrupted$1,196,215-52%1,902--$629$9,689,4824Sony / Columbia
7The Green Mile$1,072,246-51%2,483-195$432$103,204,2146Warner Bros.
8The Talented Mr. Ripley$809,374-54%2,36953$342$63,339,2004Paramount
9Any Given Sunday$728,123-47%2,5050$291$66,976,5274Warner Bros.
10Magnolia$511,524-47%1,0384$493$11,714,6695New Line