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 Sun, May. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$10,551,026-38%3,7498$2,814$147,675,3832Fox
2Daddy Day Care$9,082,490-17%3,370--$2,695$27,623,0781Sony / Columbia
3Identity$1,842,053-31%2,618-115$704$39,380,2373Sony / Columbia
4The Lizzie McGuire Movie$1,734,977-46%2,8250$614$26,528,5232Disney
5Anger Management$1,683,566-30%2,819-652$597$123,182,4175Sony / Columbia
6Holes$1,569,781-20%2,45250$640$51,678,2144Disney
7Malibu's Most Wanted$461,582-54%2,008-332$230$31,751,8484Warner Bros.
8Confidence$448,691-31%1,188-683$378$11,061,6393Lionsgate
9It Runs in the Family (2003)$366,2440%1,042-165$351$6,741,8053MGM
10Agent Cody Banks$111,294-39%1,224-180$91$47,287,4029MGM