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 Tue, Feb. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$1,034,132-3%2,824--$366$17,162,5051Warner Bros.
2A Beautiful Mind$610,12941%2,220-30$275$114,318,6626Universal
3Black Hawk Down$563,9262%2,964-179$190$87,834,2524Sony / Columbia
4The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$465,1185%2,199-12$212$33,269,1403Disney
5Rollerball$401,725-14%2,762--$145$9,882,0091MGM
6I Am Sam$395,19322%1,450147$273$24,292,8287New Line
7Big Fat Liar$380,590-40%2,531--$150$12,567,3521Universal
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$331,80127%1,706-603$194$272,010,0768New Line
9The Mothman Prophecies$314,0442%2,275-56$138$28,644,6303Sony / Screen Gems
10Snow Dogs$312,908-22%2,45414$128$60,630,6814Disney