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. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Queen of the Damned$688,779-1%2,511--$274$18,006,2711Warner Bros.
2John Q.$684,590-5%2,50539$273$43,142,6662New Line
3Dragonfly$563,9480%2,507--$225$12,599,6431Universal
4A Beautiful Mind$413,2375%2,069-12$200$134,285,3658Universal
5Return to Never Land$403,3882%2,62621$154$28,829,1412Disney
6Hart's War$331,207-6%2,4590$135$16,408,9082MGM
7Super Troopers$275,7381%1,80525$153$13,649,0602Fox Searchlight
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$275,5748%1,5103$182$284,253,55810New Line
9Collateral Damage$272,8995%2,410-414$113$35,705,0613Warner Bros.
10Black Hawk Down$266,7322%1,802-348$148$102,378,2626Sony / Columbia