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. 9 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 9 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boogeyman$730,423-16%3,052--$239$21,710,3241Sony / Screen Gems
2Million Dollar Baby$715,300-12%2,02515$353$36,744,6128Warner Bros.
3The Wedding Date$643,887-11%1,694--$380$13,214,4671Universal
4Hide and Seek$511,839-11%3,0050$170$37,457,1772Fox
5The Aviator (2004)$411,702-9%2,53027$163$77,206,1697Miramax
6Sideways$385,201-8%1,78692$216$47,882,56016Fox Searchlight
7Are We There Yet?$381,880-13%2,79080$137$52,600,4373Sony / Columbia
8Meet the Fockers$312,869-4%2,504-502$125$266,142,3327Universal
9Coach Carter$238,101-5%2,5740$93$60,105,3764Paramount
10In Good Company$214,251-4%1,943-17$110$41,418,8216Universal