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, Feb. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$982,042-3%2,376--$413$20,594,3201Disney
2Final Destination 2$760,066-2%2,834--$268$19,493,6271New Line
3Biker Boyz$358,599-5%1,766--$203$11,782,3771DreamWorks
4About Schmidt$340,27910%1,2360$275$43,776,2548New Line
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$322,372-2%2,316-460$139$153,453,6086DreamWorks
6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$320,7271%2,175-491$147$317,340,3507New Line
7Darkness Falls$302,35313%2,86528$106$22,985,8232Sony / Columbia
8Kangaroo Jack$261,7735%2,8480$92$46,932,9893Warner Bros.
9Just Married$217,7185%2,393-304$91$50,585,9324Fox
10National Security$194,029-1%2,494-235$78$33,172,3223Sony / Columbia