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 Mon, Feb. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$5,255,506-48%3,591--$1,464$45,108,0161Sony / Columbia
2Miracle$2,978,978-31%2,755150$1,081$40,053,1272Disney
3Barbershop 2: Back in Business$2,033,109-44%2,7110$750$44,974,6342MGM
4Catch That Kid$1,413,105-18%2,8481$496$12,378,4622Fox
5You Got Served$911,776-39%1,832-111$498$33,005,1833Sony / Screen Gems
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$903,540-37%1,663-215$543$357,372,5939New Line
7The Butterfly Effect$705,726-51%2,288-231$308$49,190,3774New Line
8Along Came Polly$623,169-48%2,543-415$245$82,016,3605Universal
9Mystic River$620,107-45%1,3700$453$75,284,87918Warner Bros.
10Monster$571,199-46%1,093201$523$20,338,9868Newmarket