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, Apr. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$2,929,015-68%3,551--$825$45,149,5791Sony / Columbia
2Phone Booth$590,772-69%2,4898$237$27,307,4942Fox
3What a Girl Wants$546,809-66%2,9640$184$20,537,6502Warner Bros.
4A Man Apart$410,336-69%2,49536$164$18,690,5202New Line
5Bringing Down the House$380,272-64%2,830-80$134$117,997,6896Disney
6Head of State$319,062-67%2,256101$141$31,254,2603DreamWorks
7The Core$289,660-69%3,0190$96$26,046,3053Paramount
8Chicago$286,236-61%2,114-281$135$157,160,62216Miramax
9Agent Cody Banks$220,095-56%2,007-324$110$42,769,1415MGM
10Basic$184,720-66%2,246-630$82$23,925,5343Sony / Columbia