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. 26 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 26 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silent Hill$1,038,912-17%2,926--$355$23,855,3121Sony / Columbia
2The Sentinel$845,769-12%2,819--$300$17,101,1201Fox
3Scary Movie 4$676,673-7%3,67472$184$69,682,1032Weinstein / Dimension
4Ice Age: The Meltdown$550,226-7%3,540-333$155$170,092,8994Fox
5The Wild$356,836-3%2,8540$125$23,340,9942Disney
6The Benchwarmers$306,041-5%3,094-188$99$48,052,0763Sony / Columbia
7Take the Lead$274,418-6%2,413-596$114$30,325,7013New Line
8Inside Man$263,530-3%2,021-456$130$82,114,7085Universal
9Lucky Number Slevin$235,793-8%1,735-254$136$19,405,1643MGM / Weinstein
10American Dreamz$217,360-6%1,500--$145$4,344,1821Universal