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 Mon, Apr. 23 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 23 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bridget Jones's Diary$740,372--2,221610$333$5,065,5352Miramax
2Along Came a Spider$558,345--2,54313$220$10,326,7593Paramount
3Blow$524,243--2,103-146$249$9,558,5403New Line
4Freddy Got Fingered$490,136--2,271--$216$490,1361Fox
5Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$406,069--2,123--$191$406,0691Paramount
6Spy Kids$358,879--3,19119$112$42,770,5494Miramax / Dimension
7Joe Dirt$227,908--2,6380$86$6,022,9242Sony / Columbia
8Kingdom Come$217,958-78%1,1110$196$16,281,6622Fox Searchlight
9Enemy at the Gates$151,258--1,645-49$92$30,111,3856Paramount
10Josie and the Pussycats$102,475-83%2,5582$40$11,612,6562Universal