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, May. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$3,204,550-9%4,054--$790$54,479,3561Paramount
2RV$602,2187%3,65112$165$32,072,6812Sony / Columbia
3United 93$464,588-4%1,81924$255$21,137,3502Universal
4An American Haunting$370,874-13%1,675--$221$6,580,2111Freestyle
5Silent Hill$356,102-2%2,556-376$139$41,638,0753Sony / Columbia
6The Sentinel$275,53311%2,343-508$118$31,458,7363Fox
7Stick It$258,056-5%2,0446$126$18,462,9422Disney
8Ice Age: The Meltdown$238,162-2%2,426-696$98$183,917,3576Fox
9Akeelah and the Bee$237,9528%2,1950$108$11,091,9822Lionsgate
10Scary Movie 4$201,934-3%2,537-881$80$84,053,7194Weinstein / Dimension