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, Mar. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$2,170,938-5%2,818--$770$33,407,6251Universal
2V for Vendetta$1,085,9720%3,3650$323$48,380,3692Warner Bros.
3Failure to Launch$812,20811%3,20285$254$65,081,8573Paramount
4The Shaggy Dog (2006)$680,7348%3,421-80$199$49,131,4183Disney
5Stay Alive$526,892-14%2,009--$262$11,866,9221Disney
6She's the Man$471,4660%2,6318$179$21,288,1232Paramount / DreamWorks
7Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$374,009-5%1,710--$219$7,692,1221Lionsgate
8The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$367,981-4%2,461-160$150$36,468,9313Fox Searchlight
9Eight Below$289,04817%2,101-502$138$77,675,8466Disney
1016 Blocks$212,26113%2,066-600$103$34,405,5394Warner Bros.