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. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bruce Almighty$22,413,171-12%3,483--$6,435$67,953,9111Universal
2The Matrix Reloaded$12,128,903-16%3,6030$3,366$200,776,3302Warner Bros.
3Daddy Day Care$4,768,658-20%3,47264$1,373$69,150,8003Sony / Columbia
4X2: X-Men United$3,595,647-15%3,067-423$1,172$189,456,2134Fox
5The In-Laws$2,396,092-18%2,652--$904$7,320,4501Warner Bros.
6Down with Love$1,312,818-18%2,118-5$620$13,571,4283Fox
7The Lizzie McGuire Movie$1,092,359-22%2,118-540$516$36,567,2914Disney
8Holes$847,332-11%1,762-470$481$59,397,1536Disney
9Identity$735,917-12%1,590-606$463$48,717,4945Sony / Columbia
10Anger Management$578,244-27%1,809-667$320$131,332,0447Sony / Columbia