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, Apr. 5 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 5 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$1,032,278-13%2,90857$355$78,865,1963Universal
2The Road to El Dorado$762,520-13%3,218--$237$15,321,0981DreamWorks
3The Skulls$639,166-22%2,412--$265$13,147,5291Universal
4Romeo Must Die$543,646-26%2,6410$206$40,767,8332Warner Bros.
5High Fidelity$516,245-12%1,183--$436$8,029,3151Disney
6American Beauty$491,0980%1,990328$247$111,450,91129DreamWorks
7Mission to Mars$237,432-15%2,505-596$95$55,567,2034Disney
8My Dog Skip$133,150-19%2,010-321$66$27,956,66712Warner Bros.
9Here on Earth$131,221-24%1,7131$77$8,736,9122Fox
10The Ninth Gate$74,308-16%1,021-673$73$15,623,3204Artisan