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 Fri, Jan. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Orange County$5,693,972--2,317--$2,457$5,693,9721Paramount
2A Beautiful Mind$4,466,677242%2,222367$2,010$47,664,8142Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$4,241,563204%3,3810$1,255$216,359,1694New Line
4Ocean's Eleven$2,442,044251%2,670-100$915$157,378,0006Warner Bros.
5Kate & Leopold$1,546,039230%2,4670$627$12,118,4393Miramax
6Vanilla Sky$1,510,251191%2,770-72$545$84,862,9145Paramount
7Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$978,931298%2,810-341$348$64,538,1894Paramount
8Ali$966,137160%2,52175$383$52,176,5463Sony / Columbia
9Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$768,860185%2,170-511$354$302,558,0069Warner Bros.
10How High$655,054171%1,237-36$530$25,833,5804Universal