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, Mar. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$7,617,810-58%3,103--$2,455$78,502,4081Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$2,001,020-71%3,2969$607$79,018,5132Disney
3Bridge to Terabithia$697,657-63%3,21051$217$67,628,9364Disney
4Zodiac$568,648-65%2,37917$239$24,165,1372Paramount
5Ghost Rider$533,931-68%3,347-261$160$104,549,1444Sony / Columbia
6The Number 23$386,690-59%2,489-270$155$30,629,0463New Line
7Music and Lyrics$338,521-59%2,280-364$148$44,103,8054Warner Bros.
8Norbit$337,326-68%2,505-322$135$88,629,5915Paramount / DreamWorks
9Amazing Grace$235,672-63%1,000209$236$11,638,1143IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
10Black Snake Moan$207,433-59%1,2531$166$7,501,5962Paramount Vantage