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 Sat, May. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bruce Almighty$25,425,90826%3,483--$7,300$45,540,7401Universal
2The Matrix Reloaded$14,447,55740%3,6030$4,010$188,647,4272Warner Bros.
3Daddy Day Care$5,963,43382%3,47264$1,718$64,382,1423Sony / Columbia
4X2: X-Men United$4,220,94757%3,067-423$1,376$185,860,5664Fox
5The In-Laws$2,911,70145%2,652--$1,098$4,924,3581Warner Bros.
6Down with Love$1,598,39041%2,118-5$755$12,258,6103Fox
7The Lizzie McGuire Movie$1,398,28176%2,118-540$660$35,474,9324Disney
8Holes$957,13364%1,762-470$543$58,549,8216Disney
9Identity$840,76250%1,590-606$529$47,981,5775Sony / Columbia
10Anger Management$791,55053%1,809-667$438$130,753,8007Sony / Columbia