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 Fri, Jan. 31 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 31 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Destination 2$5,700,164--2,834--$2,011$5,700,1641New Line
2The Recruit$5,328,568--2,376--$2,243$5,328,5681Disney
3Biker Boyz$3,511,236--1,766--$1,988$3,511,2361DreamWorks
4Darkness Falls$2,401,124252%2,86528$838$17,185,7952Sony / Columbia
5Kangaroo Jack$1,875,608333%2,8480$659$38,716,0013Warner Bros.
6Just Married$1,508,373284%2,408-297$626$46,428,1714Fox
7Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,413,896157%2,316-460$610$148,502,7636DreamWorks
8Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$1,320,458210%1,7767$744$9,233,9465Miramax
9The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,219,246130%2,175-491$561$312,158,8467New Line
10About Schmidt$1,215,207148%1,2360$983$39,203,8208New Line