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, Jan. 30 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 30 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Darkness Falls$682,10812%2,837--$240$14,784,6711Sony / Columbia
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$550,6833%2,776-274$198$147,088,8675DreamWorks
3The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$530,5358%2,666-444$199$310,939,6006New Line
4About Schmidt$490,894-1%1,236290$397$37,988,6137New Line
5National Security$472,5663%2,7290$173$28,038,3802Sony / Columbia
6Kangaroo Jack$433,23011%2,84830$152$36,840,3932Warner Bros.
7Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$425,8641%1,769--$241$7,913,4884Miramax
8Just Married$393,28410%2,697-72$146$44,919,7983Fox
9Gangs of New York$315,09211%1,905-265$165$66,551,3876Miramax
10A Guy Thing$231,4777%2,5205$92$13,210,8422MGM