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, Mar. 5 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 5 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$1,642,032-1%3,143--$522$23,515,2711Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$1,027,49115%2,225--$462$14,151,0811Miramax
3John Q.$574,1054%2,456-49$234$52,779,6943New Line
4Queen of the Damned$452,6951%2,5110$180$24,817,4522Warner Bros.
5Dragonfly$426,92310%2,5070$170$20,032,9022Universal
6A Beautiful Mind$402,21121%1,962-107$205$139,670,3729Universal
7Return to Never Land$332,285-12%2,618-8$127$36,393,8203Disney
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$221,4771%1,303-207$170$288,013,15011New Line
9The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$195,55815%1,228-125$159$48,408,6976Disney
10Crossroads (2002)$192,46010%2,301-80$84$31,572,2143Paramount