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. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pink Panther (2006)$1,457,753-71%3,477--$419$21,677,8551Sony / Columbia
2Final Destination 3$1,404,445-68%2,880--$488$20,579,9241New Line
3Firewall$1,036,902-68%2,840--$365$14,672,2151Warner Bros.
4Curious George$1,001,479-76%2,566--$390$15,705,8011Universal
5When a Stranger Calls (2006)$480,537-73%3,0045$160$34,438,4482Sony / Screen Gems
6Big Momma's House 2$434,901-75%2,733-528$159$55,342,8593Fox
7Brokeback Mountain$395,015-63%1,966-123$201$66,887,43610Focus
8Nanny McPhee$365,075-74%2,1482$170$33,319,9193Universal
9Underworld: Evolution$265,514-67%1,835-1035$145$57,620,8044Sony / Screen Gems
10Hoodwinked$189,532-75%2,085-822$91$47,454,5045The Weinstein Company