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, May. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$2,783,916-13%4,054--$687$57,263,2721Paramount
2RV$578,340-4%3,65112$158$32,651,0212Sony / Columbia
3United 93$435,019-6%1,81924$239$21,572,3692Universal
4An American Haunting$328,588-11%1,675--$196$6,908,7991Freestyle
5Silent Hill$324,772-9%2,556-376$127$41,962,8473Sony / Columbia
6The Sentinel$273,658-1%2,343-508$117$31,732,3943Fox
7Stick It$247,457-4%2,0446$121$18,710,3992Disney
8Akeelah and the Bee$244,1123%2,1950$111$11,336,0942Lionsgate
9Ice Age: The Meltdown$237,8530%2,426-696$98$184,155,2106Fox
10Scary Movie 4$225,71412%2,537-881$89$84,279,4334Weinstein / Dimension