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. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Q.$1,162,617-12%2,466--$471$27,614,4561New Line
2Return to Never Land$868,0350%2,605--$333$18,274,0731Disney
3Crossroads (2002)$669,8080%2,380--$281$19,168,3101Paramount
4Big Fat Liar$646,2912%2,5343$255$26,910,7382Universal
5A Beautiful Mind$520,037-4%2,081-139$250$127,384,7597Universal
6Collateral Damage$516,3721%2,8240$183$30,749,0112Warner Bros.
7Hart's War$488,240-6%2,459--$199$10,543,4031MGM
8Super Troopers$451,1743%1,780--$253$8,569,4511Fox Searchlight
9Black Hawk Down$402,0104%2,150-814$187$97,710,3225Sony / Columbia
10Snow Dogs$392,6923%2,286-168$172$69,288,9025Disney