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. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$5,375,840-40%3,5750$1,504$95,045,9352Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$3,855,682-51%3,006--$1,283$33,624,2511Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$3,010,111-3%3,188--$944$13,218,4471Fox
4Are We There Yet?$1,766,011-12%2,519-291$701$71,058,8645Sony / Columbia
5Son of the Mask$1,588,486-34%2,966--$536$9,102,0901New Line
6Million Dollar Baby$1,332,198-39%2,10570$633$55,653,43210Warner Bros.
7Pooh's Heffalump Movie$1,196,561-16%2,5290$473$12,576,8422Disney
8The Aviator (2004)$769,993-41%1,710-486$450$88,907,2239Miramax
9Boogeyman$766,886-48%2,572-480$298$41,726,8193Sony / Screen Gems
10The Wedding Date$657,496-40%1,566-138$420$25,927,1843Universal