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 Thu, Apr. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$1,015,033-6%2,613--$388$21,695,5291Paramount
2Panic Room$609,089-1%3,11966$195$78,418,0313Sony / Columbia
3The Rookie (2002)$544,9082%2,520-4$216$47,380,6973Disney
4The Sweetest Thing$536,215-3%2,670--$201$11,807,3451Sony / Columbia
5Ice Age$516,9481%3,011-189$172$153,725,3745Fox
6High Crimes$456,341-7%2,74730$166$26,984,4532Fox
7Frailty$325,84916%1,497--$218$5,459,4851Lionsgate
8Blade II$315,123-8%2,174-387$145$75,672,0064New Line
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$309,30111%2,10482$147$14,838,2092Artisan
10Clockstoppers$234,821-2%2,512-51$93$29,024,2103Paramount