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. 30 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 30 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Driven$912,255--2,905--$314$912,2551Warner Bros.
2Bridget Jones's Diary$571,806--2,532311$226$8,265,2583Miramax
3Along Came a Spider$369,918--2,57330$144$12,465,4964Paramount
4Blow$345,426--1,713-390$202$11,444,5414New Line
5Spy Kids$262,668--3,105-86$85$44,093,9555Miramax / Dimension
6The Forsaken$242,405--1,514--$160$242,4051Sony / Screen Gems
7Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$242,257--2,1241$114$1,776,9212Paramount
8Town & Country$225,972--2,222--$102$225,9721New Line
9One Night at McCool's$212,031--1,818--$117$212,0311USA Films
10Freddy Got Fingered$200,048--2,269-2$88$1,890,4942Fox