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, Feb. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Norbit$1,891,307-79%3,136--$603$36,086,5041Paramount / DreamWorks
2Hannibal Rising$887,775-73%3,003--$296$13,938,5371MGM / Weinstein
3Because I Said So$581,202-75%2,5293$230$26,387,7002Universal
4The Messengers$391,947-77%2,5291$155$25,134,4152Sony / Screen Gems
5Smokin' Aces$340,267-72%2,199-20$155$31,511,4963Universal
6Night at the Museum$326,104-80%2,702-301$121$232,477,4098Fox
7Pan's Labyrinth$281,569-73%1,14361$246$26,897,7297Picturehouse
8Dreamgirls$248,275-69%2,284-513$109$97,261,3667Paramount / DreamWorks
9Epic Movie$240,606-79%2,806-34$86$35,836,0263Fox
10The Queen$208,651-70%1,564-286$133$49,059,07920Miramax