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 Mon, Mar. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$3,019,942-78%3,316--$911$49,331,3321Fox
2Resident Evil$1,346,135-67%2,528--$532$19,051,9701Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$952,777-73%2,917--$327$15,964,3691Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$775,347-72%2,95814$262$40,712,7232DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$673,955-68%3,1430$214$53,097,4743Paramount
6All About the Benjamins$423,472-69%1,51914$279$18,105,9732New Line
740 Days and 40 Nights$378,681-60%2,312-87$164$30,191,8253Miramax
8A Beautiful Mind$321,365-62%1,533-260$210$149,530,73811Universal
9John Q.$275,856-65%2,019-363$137$65,469,3365New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$192,138-67%1,101-109$175$294,532,86813New Line