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, May. 9 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 9 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$7,466,618-10%3,615--$2,065$151,622,4941Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$417,5830%3,46617$120$76,011,3113Universal
3Changing Lanes$342,206-3%2,6420$130$53,501,4964Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$281,657-2%2,565-98$110$25,035,5113Warner Bros.
5Life or Something Like It$212,4980%2,6071$82$11,792,9072Fox
6The Rookie (2002)$195,17013%2,351-192$83$65,607,4956Disney
7Deuces Wild$194,925-6%1,480--$132$3,605,3501MGM
8Panic Room$154,8770%1,827-636$85$94,035,7836Sony / Columbia
9Jason X$128,1353%1,8791$68$10,778,5292New Line
10High Crimes$127,8861%1,451-603$88$38,172,4815Fox