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, Mar. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$1,001,858-7%2,194--$457$35,099,2871Lionsgate
2Eight Below$841,40914%3,0726$274$48,500,1292Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$504,39717%3,313-164$152$62,784,8263Sony / Columbia
4Date Movie$441,97911%2,8982$153$35,578,8522Fox
5Firewall$404,1038%2,740-100$147$38,909,0193Warner Bros.
6Final Destination 3$364,8972%2,726-154$134$46,488,8453New Line
7Curious George$351,5448%2,60937$135$44,781,7783Universal
8Brokeback Mountain$286,43614%1,359-241$211$76,431,48512Focus
9Running Scared$274,8240%1,611--$171$4,590,4091New Line
10Freedomland$223,8002%2,3610$95$11,671,7952Sony / Columbia