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, Mar. 20 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 20 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$2,321,881-69%2,848--$815$30,460,7731Universal
2Mission to Mars$790,647-75%3,0606$258$41,414,3352Disney
3My Dog Skip$382,851-76%2,3310$164$21,652,66110Warner Bros.
4The Ninth Gate$314,346-70%1,65771$190$13,050,3362Artisan
5American Beauty$313,140-65%1,661139$189$96,615,59527DreamWorks
6Pitch Black$136,476-66%1,384-346$99$35,678,5985USA Films
7Snow Day$131,696-80%2,387-285$55$56,135,6956Paramount
8The Tigger Movie$131,011-79%1,701-392$77$41,724,7016Disney
9Reindeer Games$113,950-68%1,701-412$67$20,858,8064Miramax / Dimension
10The Next Best Thing$112,803-69%2,0351$55$13,294,5213Paramount