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, Apr. 9 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 9 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$1,209,81412%3,0530$396$60,798,4792Sony / Columbia
2High Crimes$1,001,05215%2,717--$368$15,876,8201Fox
3Ice Age$667,69111%3,200-133$209$141,927,8104Fox
4National Lampoon's Van Wilder$655,33424%2,022--$324$8,489,0741Artisan
5Blade II$624,2284%2,561-146$244$68,924,9083New Line
6The Rookie (2002)$603,4116%2,52413$239$36,121,4092Disney
7Clockstoppers$243,2042%2,56323$95$22,936,0542Paramount
8Big Trouble$206,6490%1,961--$105$3,957,8321Disney
9We Were Soldiers$204,04716%1,740-306$117$68,697,6756Paramount
10A Beautiful Mind$201,91128%1,436-124$141$165,350,04314Universal