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, Apr. 10 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 10 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rules of Engagement$1,143,263-56%3,155--$362$16,156,1961Paramount
2Erin Brockovich$555,624-75%3,00496$185$90,187,9104Universal
3Return to Me$548,030-72%2,007--$273$8,370,1871MGM
4The Road to El Dorado$436,226-86%3,2235$135$25,559,4912DreamWorks
5The Skulls$350,129-76%2,4164$145$20,551,6932Universal
6High Fidelity$310,446-71%1,22946$253$13,200,2452Disney
7Romeo Must Die$306,742-76%2,289-352$134$46,248,4453Warner Bros.
8Ready to Rumble$288,514-78%2,585--$112$5,605,5701Warner Bros.
9American Beauty$250,690-68%1,934-56$130$115,440,38330DreamWorks
10Mission to Mars$94,745-75%1,594-911$59$56,277,6185Disney