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 Sun, May. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Da Vinci Code$21,125,668-23%3,735--$5,656$77,073,5451Sony / Columbia
2Over the Hedge$12,037,869-23%4,059--$2,966$38,458,0511Paramount / DreamWorks
3Mission: Impossible III$3,074,800-37%3,450-609$891$103,537,4783Paramount
4Poseidon$2,466,887-36%3,5550$694$36,804,7752Warner Bros.
5RV$1,473,935-32%2,925-611$504$50,319,8314Sony / Columbia
6See No Evil$1,152,417-34%1,257--$917$4,581,9101Lionsgate
7Just My Luck$865,661-37%2,5432$340$10,467,9342Fox
8United 93$379,260-38%1,308-563$290$28,256,8684Universal
9Ice Age: The Meltdown$361,353-15%1,156-723$313$189,298,3038Fox
10An American Haunting$337,084-45%1,265-438$266$13,445,8213Freestyle