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, Feb. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$1,361,707-16%2,194--$621$33,021,1001Lionsgate
2Eight Below$856,2230%3,0726$279$46,919,2022Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$488,028-5%3,313-164$147$61,847,8343Sony / Columbia
4Date Movie$445,463-7%2,8982$154$34,738,4002Fox
5Firewall$433,2967%2,740-100$158$38,130,6023Warner Bros.
6Final Destination 3$401,596-2%2,726-154$147$45,765,9103New Line
7Curious George$377,1990%2,60937$145$44,103,8723Universal
8Running Scared$315,474-7%1,611--$196$4,040,9541New Line
9Brokeback Mountain$250,53512%1,359-241$184$75,894,48112Focus
10Freedomland$245,2485%2,3610$104$11,228,8682Sony / Columbia