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. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$1,133,743-78%3,6201$313$80,162,6882Sony / Columbia
2The Number 23$854,094-74%2,759--$310$15,459,0701New Line
3Reno 911!: Miami$699,512-70%2,702--$259$10,973,9081Fox
4Bridge to Terabithia$618,054-84%3,1390$197$47,621,6502Disney
5Norbit$484,420-80%3,1457$154$75,244,3663Paramount / DreamWorks
6Music and Lyrics$482,561-67%2,9550$163$32,199,5612Warner Bros.
7Breach$410,226-67%1,4934$275$20,716,0272Universal
8The Astronaut Farmer$294,396-73%2,155--$137$4,749,3241Warner Bros.
9Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$284,514-74%2,1110$135$25,418,2302Lionsgate
10Because I Said So$202,750-67%1,936-510$105$38,472,5574Universal