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. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$981,654-8%3,6201$271$82,213,4742Sony / Columbia
2The Number 23$693,962-14%2,759--$252$16,962,7491New Line
3Reno 911!: Miami$534,211-15%2,702--$198$12,138,9851Fox
4Bridge to Terabithia$533,101-3%3,1390$170$48,705,5152Disney
5Music and Lyrics$515,845-4%2,9550$175$33,254,2942Warner Bros.
6Norbit$406,019-6%3,1457$129$76,080,0803Paramount / DreamWorks
7Breach$402,099-5%1,4934$269$21,543,2432Universal
8The Astronaut Farmer$268,809-8%2,155--$125$5,310,9671Warner Bros.
9Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$242,619-4%2,1110$115$25,914,6452Lionsgate
10Because I Said So$212,4600%1,936-510$110$38,897,4664Universal