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 Wed, Feb. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Q.$1,315,935-14%2,466--$534$26,451,8391New Line
2Return to Never Land$864,901-6%2,605--$332$17,406,0381Disney
3Crossroads (2002)$668,621-18%2,380--$281$18,498,5021Paramount
4Big Fat Liar$634,174-11%2,5343$250$26,264,4472Universal
5A Beautiful Mind$542,693-13%2,081-139$261$126,864,7227Universal
6Hart's War$516,910-18%2,459--$210$10,055,1631MGM
7Collateral Damage$513,703-19%2,8240$182$30,232,6392Warner Bros.
8Super Troopers$438,780-17%1,780--$247$8,118,2771Fox Searchlight
9Black Hawk Down$386,832-15%2,150-814$180$97,308,3125Sony / Columbia
10Snow Dogs$379,820-5%2,286-168$166$68,896,2105Disney