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. 11 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 11 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$1,898,3859%3,133--$606$31,687,6252Miramax / Dimension
2Blow$1,338,793-15%2,249--$595$4,356,8151New Line
3Along Came a Spider$1,313,934-10%2,530--$519$4,099,6551Paramount
4Joe Dirt$1,304,762--2,638--$495$1,304,7620Sony / Columbia
5Kingdom Come$1,137,532--1,101--$1,033$1,137,5320Fox Searchlight
6Josie and the Pussycats$866,874--2,442--$355$866,8740Universal
7Pokemon 3: The Movie$468,768-7%2,675--$175$1,456,5761Warner Bros.
8Someone Like You$434,042-17%2,349--$185$11,380,9272Fox
9Heartbreakers (2001)$401,227-17%2,708--$148$20,919,1753MGM
10Enemy at the Gates$323,977-6%1,724--$188$28,441,5964Paramount