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 Thu, Apr. 19 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 19 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$1,502,057-18%3,17239$474$42,411,6703Miramax / Dimension
2Bridget Jones's Diary$951,292-8%1,611--$590$4,325,1631Miramax
3Along Came a Spider$872,498-8%2,5300$345$9,768,4142Paramount
4Blow$684,331-17%2,2490$304$9,034,2972New Line
5Joe Dirt$604,126-10%2,6380$229$5,795,0161Sony / Columbia
6Kingdom Come$426,931-2%1,11110$384$11,853,9641Fox Searchlight
7Josie and the Pussycats$357,158-15%2,55693$140$8,568,0621Universal
8Heartbreakers (2001)$270,786-4%2,477-231$109$22,626,1804MGM
9Pokemon 3: The Movie$256,262-19%2,675--$96$2,930,9172Warner Bros.
10Enemy at the Gates$236,616-7%1,694-30$140$29,960,1275Paramount