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. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dreamgirls$686,7331%2,214307$310$80,037,7754Paramount / DreamWorks
2Night at the Museum$616,6429%3,483-129$177$207,291,3525Fox
3Stomp the Yard$571,67113%2,0510$279$42,854,9162Sony / Screen Gems
4The Pursuit of Happyness$485,2155%3,066-103$158$147,946,4756Sony / Columbia
5The Queen$472,9011%1,5861242$298$37,183,40617Miramax
6The Hitcher (2007)$453,6311%2,831--$160$9,802,1551Rogue
7Freedom Writers$357,58117%2,286107$156$27,796,4103Paramount
8Children of Men$312,2590%1,52416$205$28,728,6473Universal
9Alpha Dog$258,8253%1,2923$200$12,877,6322Universal
10Charlotte's Web (2006)$167,03316%1,915-598$87$77,370,2066Paramount