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 Sun, May. 7 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 7 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$10,068,166-26%2,938--$3,427$34,818,9201DreamWorks
2The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$2,105,147-32%3,05111$690$18,642,5522Universal
3U-571$1,971,674-46%2,70185$730$49,591,8843Universal
4Love & Basketball$808,540-46%1,192-53$678$19,739,3903New Line
5Keeping the Faith$701,249-46%2,014-157$348$29,477,8394Disney
6Rules of Engagement$638,222--2,261-766$282$52,278,1945Paramount
728 Days$573,477-46%2,413-110$238$32,046,7374Sony / Columbia
8Erin Brockovich$504,612-54%1,942-556$260$116,036,3158Universal
9Return to Me$365,560--1,703-303$215$26,174,0965MGM
10The Road to El Dorado$350,723-12%1,528-719$230$47,774,5336DreamWorks