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. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$2,640,455-51%3,57019$740$82,680,2762Sony / Columbia
2Holes$2,594,320-17%2,331--$1,113$18,894,4901Disney
3Malibu's Most Wanted$1,352,960-51%2,503--$541$13,971,9391Warner Bros.
4Bulletproof Monk$927,391-59%2,955--$314$12,676,6861MGM
5What a Girl Wants$828,010-4%2,930-34$283$28,059,1483Warner Bros.
6Phone Booth$585,704-59%2,447-42$239$35,706,2543Fox
7Bringing Down the House$380,700-52%2,284-546$167$123,060,4987Disney
8A Man Apart$335,290-58%2,174-321$154$23,104,3023New Line
9Chicago$308,830-47%1,711-403$180$161,074,63017Miramax
10Agent Cody Banks$260,93357%1,480-527$176$44,903,9806MGM