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. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pacifier$1,362,194-13%3,131--$435$33,484,2111Disney
2Be Cool$1,180,142-12%3,216--$367$25,968,3691MGM
3Hitch$756,3873%3,438-133$220$139,495,9574Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Baby$611,12715%2,350225$260$77,752,24012Warner Bros.
5Constantine$504,433-2%2,758-248$183$61,672,8303Warner Bros.
6Diary of a Mad Black Woman$464,933-27%1,703220$273$38,180,9762Lionsgate
7The Jacket$233,566-3%1,331--$175$3,197,6151Warner Independent
8Cursed$224,751-6%2,8050$80$15,747,7862Miramax / Dimension
9Man of the House (2005)$186,7140%2,4220$77$14,353,8272Sony / Columbia
10Because of Winn-Dixie$176,960-7%2,506-682$71$27,145,8563Fox