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 Thu, Feb. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop 2: Back in Business$1,002,12711%2,711--$370$28,474,3751MGM
2Miracle$970,31617%2,605--$372$23,042,3361Disney
3The Butterfly Effect$477,5369%2,519-86$190$43,229,6463New Line
4Along Came Polly$400,54913%2,958-94$135$76,561,1684Universal
5The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$303,63115%1,878-378$162$352,282,0798New Line
6You Got Served$298,29832%1,94310$154$26,981,3572Sony / Screen Gems
7Mystic River$282,2328%1,3700$206$70,975,70417Warner Bros.
8Cold Mountain$251,7276%1,917-583$131$83,842,5967Miramax
9Something's Gotta Give$218,7046%1,237-364$177$116,284,4939Sony / Columbia
10Big Fish$210,10211%1,617-663$130$60,513,8589Sony / Columbia