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 Thu, Mar. 29 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 29 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$1,663,6503%3,28010$507$168,507,9513Warner Bros.
2TMNT$1,134,143-2%3,110--$365$29,269,7941Warner Bros.
3Shooter$1,101,538-2%2,806--$393$19,211,2091Paramount
4Wild Hogs$918,497-1%3,40141$270$126,968,3074Disney
5Premonition$664,7976%2,8310$235$34,244,4682Sony / Columbia
6Reign Over Me$522,3011%1,671--$313$9,630,5881Sony / Columbia
7The Last Mimzy$512,030-4%3,017--$170$12,196,8071New Line
8The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$470,803-3%2,447--$192$11,885,2711Fox Atomic
9Dead Silence$225,6094%1,8061$125$14,143,4422Universal
10Bridge to Terabithia$215,505-2%2,010-1081$107$79,708,9016Disney