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, Mar. 6 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 6 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
116 Blocks$922,057-69%2,706--$341$12,778,0831Warner Bros.
2Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$681,637-78%2,1940$311$48,429,9552Lionsgate
3Ultraviolet$616,271-72%2,558--$241$9,681,5191Sony / Screen Gems
4Eight Below$601,659-79%3,12250$193$59,238,9533Disney
5Dave Chappelle's Block Party$426,859-68%1,200--$356$6,643,6501Rogue
6The Pink Panther (2006)$333,071-82%3,024-289$110$70,002,2734Sony / Columbia
7Aquamarine$296,496-86%2,512--$118$7,779,2601Fox
8Date Movie$277,900-75%2,603-295$107$40,986,5463Fox
9Curious George$258,847-83%2,590-19$100$49,560,4074Universal
10Brokeback Mountain$245,194-57%1,272-87$193$79,148,80713Focus