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. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$2,876,774-5%3,316--$868$52,208,1061Fox
2Resident Evil$1,244,573-8%2,528--$492$20,296,5431Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$994,2654%2,917--$341$16,958,6341Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$782,6691%2,95814$265$41,495,3922DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$702,8624%3,1430$224$53,800,3363Paramount
640 Days and 40 Nights$455,20120%2,312-87$197$30,647,0263Miramax
7A Beautiful Mind$383,07219%1,533-260$250$149,913,81011Universal
8All About the Benjamins$336,651-21%1,51914$222$18,442,6242New Line
9John Q.$279,7681%2,019-363$139$65,749,1045New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$224,50917%1,101-109$204$294,757,37713New Line