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, Apr. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$3,011,18710%3,372--$893$41,311,3161Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$2,554,32412%3,413--$748$32,062,7791Disney
3Are We Done Yet?$2,012,641--2,877--$700$2,012,6410Sony / Columbia
4300$1,295,66612%3,004-276$431$183,491,2944Warner Bros.
5Shooter$840,6834%2,8060$300$29,932,2352Paramount
6TMNT$791,4341%3,12010$254$40,819,5492Warner Bros.
7Wild Hogs$737,3013%2,945-456$250$137,685,3305Disney
8Firehouse Dog$602,720--2,566--$235$602,7200Fox
9Premonition$474,825-4%2,043-788$232$40,841,3543Sony / Columbia
10Reign Over Me$376,9327%1,6710$226$14,479,6832Sony / Columbia