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. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Failure to Launch$2,050,7061%3,057--$671$32,670,6191Paramount
2The Shaggy Dog (2006)$1,585,12110%3,501--$453$22,257,8901Disney
3The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$1,100,763-5%2,620--$420$20,731,8191Fox Searchlight
416 Blocks$616,612-6%2,7060$228$25,436,2952Warner Bros.
5Eight Below$610,6671%2,970-152$206$68,959,6004Disney
6The Pink Panther (2006)$381,9604%2,302-722$166$76,110,5465Sony / Columbia
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$348,88410%1,812-382$193$57,097,0233Lionsgate
8Aquamarine$330,9748%2,53826$130$13,664,3232Fox
9Ultraviolet$317,375-6%2,5580$124$16,203,1652Sony / Screen Gems
10Curious George$309,5173%1,942-648$159$53,767,5245Universal