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. 18 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 18 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$1,153,150-8%2,925--$394$26,029,4651Paramount / DreamWorks
2Blades of Glory$809,728-2%3,46757$234$92,511,4473Paramount / DreamWorks
3Meet the Robinsons$705,0844%3,238-197$218$74,493,8623Disney
4Perfect Stranger$681,546-7%2,661--$256$13,357,0831Sony / Columbia
5Are We Done Yet?$397,567-5%2,8770$138$34,007,6042Sony / Columbia
6Grindhouse$363,133-8%2,6295$138$20,982,1552Weinstein / Dimension
7300$359,3832%2,140-534$168$202,066,3506Warner Bros.
8The Reaping$324,902-4%2,6030$125$20,795,2882Warner Bros.
9Pathfinder$307,904-12%1,720--$179$6,084,2781Fox
10Wild Hogs$280,0298%2,429-396$115$153,073,5507Disney