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 Wed, Apr. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: The Meltdown$3,202,076-12%3,964--$808$78,849,2541Fox
2Inside Man$1,104,834-7%2,83012$390$55,822,6812Universal
3V for Vendetta$543,542-8%2,910-455$187$58,336,8083Warner Bros.
4Failure to Launch$479,046-4%3,074-128$156$74,502,2314Paramount
5ATL$426,366-15%1,602--$266$13,080,6681Warner Bros.
6Slither$252,414-11%1,945--$130$4,716,8471Universal
7Basic Instinct 2$245,458-10%1,453--$169$3,984,4161Sony / Columbia
8She's the Man$244,490-5%2,552-79$96$27,378,4383Paramount / DreamWorks
9Stay Alive$241,142-5%2,0090$120$18,038,7942Disney
10The Shaggy Dog (2006)$233,107-2%2,929-492$80$54,246,8854Disney