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. 15 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 15 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$2,658,267-65%3,575--$744$53,316,0631Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Baby$565,145-37%2,03510$278$46,415,4909Warner Bros.
3Boogeyman$497,907-65%3,0520$163$34,704,5332Sony / Screen Gems
4The Wedding Date$383,447-55%1,70410$225$20,649,9502Universal
5Hide and Seek$361,148-59%2,525-480$143$44,646,2183Fox
6The Aviator (2004)$343,749-43%2,196-334$157$83,296,7198Miramax
7Sideways$307,092-41%1,619-167$190$53,609,47117Fox Searchlight
8Are We There Yet?$303,324-63%2,81020$108$62,375,3114Sony / Columbia
9Pooh's Heffalump Movie$294,458-44%2,529--$116$6,626,5211Disney
10Meet the Fockers$235,157-56%1,883-621$125$270,720,0228Universal