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 Tue, Apr. 25 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 25 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$1,666,743-10%2,583--$645$23,067,2151Universal
228 Days$691,988-7%2,5230$274$23,479,0292Sony / Columbia
3Rules of Engagement$653,632-8%3,22030$203$44,422,3463Paramount
4Keeping the Faith$602,298-12%2,1586$279$19,923,6382Disney
5The Road to El Dorado$556,483-35%3,170-53$176$43,325,7944DreamWorks
6Love & Basketball$527,880-32%1,237--$427$9,446,5021New Line
7Erin Brockovich$488,4440%3,056-14$160$108,365,6026Universal
8Return to Me$387,726-9%2,3200$167$22,017,6963MGM
9The Skulls$245,566-17%2,047-362$120$30,877,1044Universal
10High Fidelity$188,2383%1,2312$153$18,909,9694Disney