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, Dec. 26 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 26 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$15,455,10125%3,6220$4,267$151,183,3401New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$8,711,849-12%3,156--$2,760$18,594,0520DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$4,711,82626%2,755--$1,710$27,526,1801Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$3,505,29144%2,90870$1,205$44,425,4912Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$3,250,7105%2,170--$1,498$18,928,4841Miramax
6Drumline$2,243,55424%1,8371$1,221$28,511,3962Fox
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,882,54098%2,505-520$752$233,837,8046Warner Bros.
8The Wild Thornberrys Movie$1,776,584146%3,012--$590$11,056,8471Paramount
9Die Another Day$1,275,99928%1,875-1502$681$142,340,4265MGM
10The Hot Chick$1,234,49117%2,24629$550$17,387,9592Disney