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. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catch Me If You Can (2002)$650,927-16%3,050-175$213$137,748,0104DreamWorks
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$633,197-18%3,110-367$204$301,533,2755New Line
3National Security$569,058-19%2,729--$209$18,086,4781Sony / Columbia
4Kangaroo Jack$471,731-26%2,818--$167$23,004,1131Warner Bros.
5Just Married$436,838-21%2,7693$158$36,322,6322Fox
6Gangs of New York$375,475-15%2,170-170$173$62,212,0665Miramax
7A Guy Thing$268,045-19%2,515--$107$8,606,4461MGM
8Two Weeks Notice$244,280-14%2,240-515$109$86,141,1585Warner Bros.
9Antwone Fisher$165,063-3%1,02119$162$15,282,0455Fox Searchlight
10Maid in Manhattan$162,367-19%2,171-755$75$89,335,2156Sony / Columbia