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 Tue, Apr. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity$1,217,230-1%2,733--$445$18,677,0731Sony / Columbia
2Anger Management$889,6608%3,65686$243$105,233,5613Sony / Columbia
3Holes$483,495-2%2,34918$206$37,353,7462Disney
4Confidence$363,4060%1,871--$194$5,292,9681Lionsgate
5Bulletproof Monk$322,0337%2,9550$109$19,581,6382MGM
6Malibu's Most Wanted$279,526-2%2,5030$112$24,409,9322Warner Bros.
7Phone Booth$240,95111%2,113-334$114$40,630,5714Fox
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$207,98016%1,207--$172$3,191,4441MGM
9The Real Cancun$157,261-13%2,261--$70$2,448,9361New Line
10Chicago$137,56916%1,209-502$114$163,786,33218Miramax