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, Mar. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Time Machine$1,474,530-18%2,944--$501$27,670,4961DreamWorks
2We Were Soldiers$1,018,334-16%3,1430$324$43,889,3812Paramount
340 Days and 40 Nights$626,919-21%2,399174$261$24,830,2152Miramax
4All About the Benjamins$605,443-13%1,505--$402$12,128,3211New Line
5John Q.$459,661-13%2,382-74$193$61,143,4574New Line
6A Beautiful Mind$385,110-12%1,793-169$215$145,452,81410Universal
7Return to Never Land$374,821-13%2,498-120$150$42,701,2534Disney
8Dragonfly$315,160-11%2,431-76$130$25,805,7613Universal
9Big Fat Liar$311,276-9%2,074-158$150$44,273,7935Universal
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$255,497-15%1,210-93$211$291,950,44612New Line