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, May. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$1,652,2372%4,0595$407$92,188,0422Paramount
2Poseidon$1,188,9260%3,555--$334$27,580,8441Warner Bros.
3RV$505,59512%3,536-115$143$45,315,5843Sony / Columbia
4Just My Luck$311,688-2%2,541--$123$7,083,1161Fox
5United 93$309,0643%1,87152$165$26,856,5313Universal
6An American Haunting$262,5494%1,70328$154$11,965,9042Freestyle
7Silent Hill$198,071-2%1,888-668$105$45,341,5454Sony / Columbia
8Akeelah and the Bee$197,56417%1,176-1019$168$14,723,8233Lionsgate
9Ice Age: The Meltdown$183,34714%1,879-547$98$188,309,5907Fox
10Stick It$172,4421%2,009-35$86$22,879,0953Disney