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 Mon, Aug. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$2,902,016-53%3,8074$762$93,243,2892Sony / Columbia
2Step Up$2,694,838-46%2,467--$1,092$23,354,1791Disney
3World Trade Center$2,215,732-61%2,957--$749$28,747,4111Paramount
4Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,217,989-57%3,3110$368$34,935,4482Paramount
5Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$937,038-55%2,941-495$319$393,368,8176Disney
6Pulse (2006)$884,878-53%2,323--$381$9,090,6601Weinstein / Dimension
7The Descent$670,078-53%2,0950$320$18,213,3992Lionsgate
8Miami Vice$584,489-59%2,659-367$220$55,856,3453Universal
9Zoom$574,701-52%2,501--$230$5,084,8341Sony / Columbia
10John Tucker Must Die$490,022-36%2,213-353$221$36,250,2693Fox