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, Jan. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snow Dogs$5,893,478-7%2,302--$2,560$23,707,0931Disney
2Black Hawk Down$5,016,090-42%3,1013085$1,618$35,472,6601Sony / Columbia
3A Beautiful Mind$2,959,406-22%2,2253$1,330$77,618,4003Universal
4The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$2,794,595-34%3,266-115$856$248,212,0345New Line
5Orange County$1,605,392-43%2,3170$693$29,204,4912Paramount
6Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$1,431,86329%2,506-304$571$74,137,1505Paramount
7Ocean's Eleven$1,041,187-40%2,6700$390$171,620,8057Warner Bros.
8Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$866,582-12%1,851-319$468$309,816,44010Warner Bros.
9Kate & Leopold$682,012-30%2,381-86$286$20,858,4114Miramax
10Monsters, Inc.$628,96422%1,37461$458$249,915,92812Disney