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. 26 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 26 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$1,472,962-12%2,583--$570$24,540,1771Universal
2Rules of Engagement$583,970-11%3,22030$181$45,006,3163Paramount
328 Days$568,632-18%2,5230$225$24,047,6612Sony / Columbia
4The Road to El Dorado$568,4752%3,170-53$179$43,894,2694DreamWorks
5Keeping the Faith$567,274-6%2,1586$263$20,490,9122Disney
6Love & Basketball$482,551-9%1,237--$390$9,929,0531New Line
7Erin Brockovich$443,980-9%3,056-14$145$108,809,5826Universal
8Return to Me$371,120-4%2,3200$160$22,388,8163MGM
9The Skulls$194,546-21%2,047-362$95$31,071,6504Universal
10High Fidelity$167,818-11%1,2312$136$19,077,7874Disney