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 Wed, Jan. 26 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 26 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hurricane$556,245-15%2,101647$265$24,401,5452Universal
2Next Friday$447,9603%1,17572$381$33,169,8572New Line
3Girl, Interrupted$410,018-18%1,93533$212$17,036,3285Sony / Columbia
4The Green Mile$376,318-8%2,4830$152$111,117,0187Warner Bros.
5The Talented Mr. Ripley$302,391-4%2,215-154$137$69,025,3615Paramount
6Galaxy Quest$258,478-5%2,259-191$114$55,113,5505DreamWorks
7Magnolia$191,445-20%1,07739$178$13,583,7056New Line
8Any Given Sunday$181,717-5%2,201-304$83$68,892,4045Warner Bros.
9Toy Story 2$179,52011%1,990-336$90$231,778,1379Disney
10Snow Falling on Cedars$109,371-17%1,099-56$100$10,749,2255Universal