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 Thu, Feb. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Momma's House 2$1,001,1464%3,261--$307$32,060,5881Fox
2Brokeback Mountain$813,079-3%1,654458$492$54,125,0848Focus
3Underworld: Evolution$717,6530%3,2070$224$47,649,4282Sony / Screen Gems
4Nanny McPhee$509,427-2%1,995--$255$16,738,7231Universal
5Annapolis$411,922-1%1,605--$257$9,468,1691Disney
6Walk the Line$315,1834%1,20176$262$107,325,57311Fox
7Glory Road$280,73715%2,3971$117$35,993,5083Disney
8Last Holiday$266,0683%2,442-72$109$33,695,6933Paramount
9The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$248,5806%2,170-587$115$278,865,5838Disney
10Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$204,0482%2,132-694$96$107,047,3066Sony / Columbia