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. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Q.$1,523,157-54%2,466--$618$25,135,9041New Line
2Return to Never Land$919,475-75%2,605--$353$16,541,1371Disney
3Crossroads (2002)$814,848-67%2,380--$342$17,829,8811Paramount
4Big Fat Liar$709,884-74%2,5343$280$25,630,2732Universal
5Collateral Damage$633,528-47%2,8240$224$29,718,9362Warner Bros.
6Hart's War$628,616-45%2,459--$256$9,538,2531MGM
7A Beautiful Mind$624,840-53%2,081-139$300$126,322,0297Universal
8Super Troopers$531,157-44%1,780--$298$7,679,4971Fox Searchlight
9Black Hawk Down$453,696-56%2,150-814$211$96,921,4805Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$409,525-59%1,507-199$272$279,051,9939New Line