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. 30 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 30 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$1,789,798-4%2,818--$635$37,070,8251Universal
2V for Vendetta$1,003,0912%3,3650$298$50,366,9082Warner Bros.
3Failure to Launch$777,1101%3,20285$243$66,627,8113Paramount
4The Shaggy Dog (2006)$579,481-3%3,421-80$169$50,310,9053Disney
5She's the Man$468,9297%2,6318$178$22,196,7922Paramount / DreamWorks
6Stay Alive$443,203-5%2,009--$221$12,774,5851Disney
7The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$321,534-1%2,461-160$131$37,115,6173Fox Searchlight
8Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$285,054-11%1,710--$167$8,298,3401Lionsgate
9Eight Below$261,102-3%2,101-502$124$78,205,2556Disney
1016 Blocks$214,2706%2,066-600$104$34,821,3684Warner Bros.