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, Mar. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$1,178,03419%3,571-4$330$123,600,9973Sony / Columbia
2Diary of a Mad Black Woman$1,045,931-17%1,483--$705$24,216,8911Lionsgate
3Million Dollar Baby$968,55312%2,12520$456$66,693,02911Warner Bros.
4Constantine$924,6526%3,0060$308$52,775,2892Warner Bros.
5Cursed$496,1715%2,805--$177$10,600,7621Miramax / Dimension
6Man of the House (2005)$427,28411%2,422--$176$9,728,1861Sony / Columbia
7Because of Winn-Dixie$330,14913%3,1880$104$22,897,2552Fox
8The Aviator (2004)$270,9326%1,579-131$172$94,200,56610Miramax
9Son of the Mask$238,30826%2,9660$80$14,451,5782New Line
10Sideways$235,09317%1,229-71$191$63,604,88019Fox Searchlight