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 Sat, May. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$43,622,70311%3,615--$12,067$83,029,2601Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$3,933,18033%3,46516$1,135$72,094,6173Universal
3Changing Lanes$2,489,53347%2,6420$942$50,942,9094Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$1,630,41239%2,565-98$636$23,071,3063Warner Bros.
5The Rookie (2002)$1,464,15049%2,351-192$623$64,229,8846Disney
6Life or Something Like It$1,343,17910%2,6093$515$10,303,2872Fox
7Ice Age$1,102,22179%2,137-457$516$168,378,6238Fox
8Deuces Wild$1,003,262-2%1,480--$678$2,024,2511MGM
9Jason X$993,09629%1,8791$529$9,703,1052New Line
10Panic Room$967,90642%1,827-636$530$92,971,5016Sony / Columbia