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. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$2,524,289-12%3,316--$761$54,732,3951Fox
2Resident Evil$982,095-21%2,528--$388$21,278,6381Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$856,504-14%2,917--$294$17,815,1381Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$683,117-13%2,95814$231$42,178,5092DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$606,182-14%3,1430$193$54,406,5183Paramount
640 Days and 40 Nights$380,803-16%2,312-87$165$31,027,8293Miramax
7A Beautiful Mind$344,304-10%1,530-263$225$150,258,11411Universal
8All About the Benjamins$315,059-6%1,51914$207$18,757,6832New Line
9John Q.$257,124-8%2,019-363$127$66,006,2285New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$198,642-12%1,101-109$180$294,956,01913New Line