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, May. 9 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 9 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mummy Returns$3,537,127-21%3,401--$1,040$81,096,3511Universal
2Bridget Jones's Diary$500,000-22%2,54715$196$11,737,9534Miramax
3Driven$383,066-19%2,9050$132$4,587,8432Warner Bros.
4Along Came a Spider$262,398-17%2,5730$102$14,465,0395Paramount
5Blow$237,957-24%1,558-155$153$13,255,7395New Line
6Spy Kids$157,126-4%2,815-290$56$45,251,0986Miramax / Dimension
7Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$137,660-18%2,14117$64$2,918,7553Paramount
8Town & Country$120,360-15%2,2220$54$1,236,5362New Line
9One Night at McCool's$114,099-23%1,814-4$63$1,220,7402USA Films
10The Forsaken$103,062-14%1,5140$68$1,193,5902Sony / Screen Gems