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 Wed, Feb. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hide and Seek$1,123,896-12%3,005--$374$25,739,2931Fox
2Million Dollar Baby$1,082,185-8%2,0101863$538$24,909,0837Warner Bros.
3The Aviator (2004)$573,9100%2,503242$229$69,915,7916Miramax
4Are We There Yet?$503,702-4%2,7101$186$40,122,7782Sony / Columbia
5Sideways$501,868-1%1,694995$296$41,520,66615Fox Searchlight
6Meet the Fockers$494,144-3%3,006-440$164$259,847,4416Universal
7Coach Carter$371,891-2%2,57422$144$54,732,9633Paramount
8In Good Company$361,697-3%1,960-3$185$37,063,3535Universal
9The Phantom of the Opera$318,3271%1,5110$211$39,868,8596Warner Bros.
10Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$312,796-10%2,2970$136$15,766,9722Rogue