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 Thu, Feb. 14 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 14 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$1,473,10977%2,824--$522$19,469,2241Warner Bros.
2A Beautiful Mind$1,376,084138%2,220-30$620$116,271,8636Universal
3The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$955,527139%2,199-12$435$34,625,2023Disney
4A Walk to Remember$886,109281%2,311-109$383$32,041,4733Warner Bros.
5Black Hawk Down$884,08478%2,964-179$298$89,214,1884Sony / Columbia
6I Am Sam$722,778115%1,450147$498$25,351,3747New Line
7Rollerball$706,493127%2,762--$256$10,900,1781MGM
8Big Fat Liar$633,618118%2,531--$250$13,492,0791Universal
9The Mothman Prophecies$602,735136%2,275-56$265$29,502,5033Sony / Screen Gems
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$598,02784%1,706-603$351$272,933,3448New Line