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, Jan. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$4,616,505-55%3,3590$1,374$178,731,9192New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$2,207,422-54%3,0750$718$139,201,7044Warner Bros.
3Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$2,132,016-43%3,15112$677$51,595,2272Paramount
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,612,788-48%3,186-125$506$293,353,2787Warner Bros.
5Vanilla Sky$1,416,449-49%2,7440$516$72,727,3803Paramount
6Ali$1,356,382-60%2,4460$555$41,407,3921Sony / Columbia
7Monsters, Inc.$875,059-49%1,701-396$514$240,065,0779Disney
8Joe Somebody$725,314-49%2,5159$288$16,712,0192Fox
9How High$648,399-55%1,2715$510$20,327,9352Universal
10Not Another Teen Movie$616,520-47%2,3650$261$32,632,6433Sony / Columbia