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, Jan. 29 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 29 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Smokin' Aces$1,131,122-72%2,218--$510$15,768,9211Universal
2Epic Movie$759,663-81%2,801--$271$19,372,7571Fox
3Dreamgirls$480,622-74%2,785571$173$87,260,3075Paramount / DreamWorks
4Night at the Museum$467,623-83%3,241-242$144$217,314,7856Fox
5Catch and Release$408,547-76%1,622--$252$8,067,2521Sony / Columbia
6Stomp the Yard$350,717-82%2,11564$166$50,891,1103Sony / Screen Gems
7The Queen$346,769-70%1,830244$189$41,545,51218Miramax
8The Pursuit of Happyness$313,467-76%2,688-378$117$153,242,7397Sony / Columbia
9The Departed$253,899-74%1,4531326$175$125,498,87217Warner Bros.
10The Hitcher (2007)$251,503-73%2,8365$89$13,688,8682Rogue