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, Apr. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$1,078,623-75%3,0530$353$59,588,6652Sony / Columbia
2High Crimes$870,712-72%2,717--$320$14,875,7681Fox
3Ice Age$601,608-84%3,200-133$188$141,260,1194Fox
4Blade II$598,475-70%2,561-146$234$68,300,6803New Line
5The Rookie (2002)$568,848-81%2,52413$225$35,517,9982Disney
6National Lampoon's Van Wilder$529,432-69%2,022--$262$7,833,7401Artisan
7Clockstoppers$238,652-87%2,56323$93$22,692,8502Paramount
8Big Trouble$205,900-75%1,961--$105$3,751,1831Disney
9We Were Soldiers$176,496--1,740-306$101$68,493,6286Paramount
10E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$162,710-85%2,478-529$66$30,897,2943Universal