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, May. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$3,146,695-9%4,2520$740$250,431,9052Sony / Columbia
228 Weeks Later$856,660-13%2,303--$372$12,685,0661Fox Atomic
3Georgia Rule$619,473-2%2,523--$246$8,605,5901Universal
4Disturbia$369,9231%3,106-26$119$67,316,7055Paramount / DreamWorks
5Fracture$333,8395%2,202-163$152$31,979,2874New Line
6Hot Fuzz$229,3740%1,236-30$186$19,684,4714Rogue
7Delta Farce$218,571-3%1,931--$113$4,090,0571Lionsgate
8Next$182,5972%2,017-716$91$15,272,8113Paramount
9The Invisible$180,997-2%1,943-76$93$16,195,4143Disney
10The Ex$143,273-4%1,009--$142$1,828,1231MGM (Weinstein)