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, Dec. 31 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 31 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$8,008,154-34%3,3590$2,384$163,866,8752New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$4,413,392-15%3,0750$1,435$132,146,5294Warner Bros.
3Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$3,496,697-20%3,15112$1,110$45,701,1942Paramount
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$2,882,770-18%3,186-125$905$288,662,3197Warner Bros.
5Vanilla Sky$2,062,170-43%2,7440$752$68,535,8023Paramount
6Ali$1,957,499-53%2,446--$800$36,694,4391Sony / Columbia
7Monsters, Inc.$1,617,931-12%1,701-396$951$237,465,2619Disney
8Joe Somebody$1,440,6670%2,5159$573$14,577,7282Fox
9Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$729,440-20%1,332-476$548$50,217,5585Fox
10Not Another Teen Movie$501,198-64%2,3650$212$30,863,3323Sony / Columbia