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, May. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$8,315,218-17%3,615--$2,300$144,155,8761Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$415,508-11%3,46617$120$75,593,7283Universal
3Changing Lanes$353,292-5%2,6420$134$53,159,2904Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$287,122-9%2,565-98$112$24,753,8543Warner Bros.
5Life or Something Like It$212,822-13%2,6071$82$11,580,4092Fox
6Deuces Wild$207,066-15%1,480--$140$3,410,4251MGM
7The Rookie (2002)$173,4143%2,351-192$74$65,412,3256Disney
8Panic Room$155,108-6%1,827-636$85$93,880,9066Sony / Columbia
9High Crimes$126,5901%1,451-603$87$38,044,5955Fox
10Jason X$124,498-9%1,8791$66$10,650,3942New Line