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, Jan. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$3,408,976-8%3,76880$905$140,101,0712Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$1,902,180-1%2,8707$663$111,153,7223Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,275,141-4%3,74517$340$60,366,9703Paramount
4The Good Shepherd$1,042,742-1%2,2183$470$41,896,8952Universal
5Rocky Balboa$982,545-2%3,0192$325$54,626,7032MGM
6Eragon$850,320-9%2,985-45$285$62,233,7583Fox
7Happy Feet$838,555-7%2,5650$327$181,420,0157Warner Bros.
8The Holiday$826,945-4%2,69863$307$54,973,0664Sony / Columbia
9We Are Marshall$808,9553%2,6060$310$29,191,9822Warner Bros.
10Blood Diamond$751,6830%1,9200$392$40,069,9904Warner Bros.