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, Feb. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$4,575,504--2,111--$2,167$4,575,5040Lionsgate
2Music and Lyrics$4,155,694--2,929--$1,419$4,155,6940Warner Bros.
3Norbit$3,307,706172%3,136--$1,055$40,608,7671Paramount / DreamWorks
4Hannibal Rising$1,303,34493%3,003--$434$15,916,4071MGM / Weinstein
5The Messengers$877,864197%2,5291$347$26,307,6592Sony / Screen Gems
6Because I Said So$871,93377%2,5293$345$27,752,7742Universal
7Night at the Museum$581,857146%2,436-567$239$233,295,4658Fox
8Smokin' Aces$548,02593%1,892-327$290$32,343,6523Universal
9Pan's Labyrinth$406,22559%1,10927$366$27,560,0937Picturehouse
10Epic Movie$385,421141%2,506-334$154$36,381,5943Fox