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, Jan. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$11,040,80731%3,6220$3,048$229,636,0062New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$9,085,25115%3,1560$2,879$71,659,3101DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$4,716,65927%2,7550$1,712$54,917,5702Warner Bros.
4Gangs of New York$3,550,80665%2,19020$1,621$37,881,9672Miramax
5Maid in Manhattan$3,407,20040%2,93830$1,160$65,537,7753Sony / Columbia
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$2,156,98914%3,0120$716$24,571,1082Paramount
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$2,128,55122%2,5050$850$246,001,1847Warner Bros.
8Drumline$2,013,906101%1,661-176$1,212$41,131,5823Fox
9The Hot Chick$1,319,25995%2,2460$587$25,316,5833Disney
10Die Another Day$1,296,00120%1,8750$691$150,068,8806MGM