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 Tue, Feb. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hide and Seek$1,271,557-8%3,005--$423$24,615,3971Fox
2Million Dollar Baby$1,173,02910%2,0101863$584$23,826,8987Warner Bros.
3The Aviator (2004)$573,85411%2,503242$229$69,341,8816Miramax
4Are We There Yet?$523,334-18%2,7101$193$39,619,0762Sony / Columbia
5Meet the Fockers$511,2329%3,006-440$170$259,353,2976Universal
6Sideways$505,32211%1,694995$298$41,018,79815Fox Searchlight
7Coach Carter$378,782-8%2,57422$147$54,361,0723Paramount
8In Good Company$372,01412%1,960-3$190$36,701,6565Universal
9Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$347,5061%2,2970$151$15,454,1762Rogue
10The Phantom of the Opera$315,4301%1,5110$209$39,550,5326Warner Bros.