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. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$1,308,186-66%3,1010$422$60,201,6192Sony / Columbia
2The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$828,927-70%2,007--$413$12,205,1761Disney
3A Beautiful Mind$750,244-71%2,23712$335$93,639,3004Universal
4The Mothman Prophecies$704,066-72%2,331--$302$11,915,5791Sony / Screen Gems
5A Walk to Remember$618,831-76%2,411--$257$12,796,0141Warner Bros.
6Snow Dogs$615,682-84%2,440138$252$39,427,4622Disney
7I Am Sam$574,154-73%1,268--$453$8,890,8535New Line
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$523,058-74%2,703-563$194$258,972,5066New Line
9Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$377,260-79%2,478--$152$7,395,1611Fox
10Orange County$238,268-74%2,3170$103$35,032,7563Paramount