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 Wed, May. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Reloaded$6,323,136-16%3,603853$1,755$158,244,0711Warner Bros.
2X2: X-Men United$1,069,741-3%3,490-259$307$177,709,0273Fox
3Daddy Day Care$902,8640%3,40838$265$53,994,0752Sony / Columbia
4Down with Love$575,612-4%2,1232122$271$8,859,3362Fox
5Identity$356,238-1%2,196-422$162$46,152,0024Sony / Columbia
6Anger Management$267,569-4%2,476-343$108$129,102,5696Sony / Columbia
7Holes$243,1009%2,232-220$109$56,675,0275Disney
8The Lizzie McGuire Movie$213,2425%2,658-167$80$32,997,9513Disney