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. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Da Vinci Code$6,163,816-30%3,735--$1,650$92,048,8311Sony / Columbia
2Over the Hedge$2,312,040-29%4,059--$570$44,038,4561Paramount / DreamWorks
3Mission: Impossible III$855,058-23%3,450-609$248$105,507,9143Paramount
4Poseidon$644,891-22%3,5550$181$38,271,1872Warner Bros.
5See No Evil$343,113-9%1,257--$273$5,302,3981Lionsgate
6RV$317,244-32%2,925-611$108$51,102,3894Sony / Columbia
7Just My Luck$250,278-23%2,5432$98$11,043,4592Fox
8United 93$137,096-5%1,308-563$105$28,537,6364Universal
9An American Haunting$125,758-5%1,265-438$99$13,704,3383Freestyle
10Ice Age: The Meltdown$76,367-51%1,156-723$66$189,529,8818Fox