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 Wed, Jan. 10 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 10 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$1,122,698-9%3,730-38$301$167,505,1143Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$816,629-8%3,027157$270$126,538,8964Sony / Columbia
3Children of Men$749,786-11%1,2091193$620$14,218,4471Universal
4The Good Shepherd$517,567-4%2,25032$230$49,862,4373Universal
5Freedom Writers$457,197-7%1,360--$336$10,844,9181Paramount
6Rocky Balboa$397,448-8%3,018-1$132$61,876,9373MGM
7Blood Diamond$352,096-10%1,510-410$233$44,970,6465Warner Bros.
8Charlotte's Web (2006)$334,179-1%3,303-442$101$67,982,6714Paramount
9The Holiday$314,011-4%2,320-378$135$59,741,8635Sony / Columbia
10We Are Marshall$293,166-7%2,502-104$117$34,929,4533Warner Bros.