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, Feb. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$1,009,363-13%2,376--$425$19,612,2781Disney
2Final Destination 2$775,744-18%2,834--$274$18,733,5611New Line
3Biker Boyz$379,425-12%1,766--$215$11,423,7781DreamWorks
4Catch Me If You Can (2002)$328,280-8%2,316-460$142$153,131,2366DreamWorks
5The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$317,030-12%2,175-491$146$317,019,6237New Line
6About Schmidt$310,109-10%1,2360$251$43,435,9758New Line
7Darkness Falls$268,600-13%2,86528$94$22,683,4702Sony / Columbia
8Kangaroo Jack$248,173-5%2,8480$87$46,671,2163Warner Bros.
9Just Married$208,334-10%2,393-304$87$50,368,2144Fox
10National Security$196,289-9%2,494-235$79$32,978,2933Sony / Columbia