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, Apr. 2 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 2 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$2,554,675-69%3,372--$758$35,567,5281Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$2,102,871-71%3,413--$616$27,226,9551Disney
3300$1,094,059-68%3,004-276$364$181,036,7834Warner Bros.
4TMNT$741,944-73%3,12010$238$39,244,2122Warner Bros.
5Shooter$709,515-71%2,8060$253$28,284,6862Paramount
6Wild Hogs$600,114-72%3,200-201$188$136,231,1635Disney
7Premonition$414,685-67%2,474-357$168$39,872,9263Sony / Columbia
8The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$388,072-66%2,46518$157$16,458,9282Fox Atomic
9The Last Mimzy$296,011-74%3,0170$98$16,310,0962New Line
10Reign Over Me$287,084-72%1,6710$172$13,752,0332Sony / Columbia