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 Mon, Feb. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Old School$1,484,430-67%2,689--$552$18,939,3821DreamWorks
2Daredevil$916,721-81%3,4743$264$70,390,3062Fox
3Chicago$610,305-71%2,35587$259$94,696,4249Miramax
4How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$591,213-77%2,9230$202$65,210,9113Paramount
5The Life of David Gale$460,615-74%2,002--$230$7,577,1591Universal
6The Jungle Book 2$414,122-85%2,8157$147$25,584,4472Disney
7Gods and Generals$347,620-71%1,533--$227$5,023,0471Warner Bros.
8Dark Blue$338,741-69%2,176--$156$4,219,7061MGM / United Artists
9Shanghai Knights$329,602-80%2,526-229$130$44,837,6203Disney
10The Recruit$226,805-73%1,678-658$135$44,555,3624Disney