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 Sun, Jan. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$4,965,904-43%3,762-70$1,320$170,873,0603Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$4,125,925-39%3,462-22$1,192$176,279,9664Fox
3Juno$4,052,025-38%1,925906$2,105$51,669,0962Fox Searchlight
4I Am Legend$3,684,006-46%3,64812$1,010$228,054,8454Warner Bros.
5One Missed Call$2,165,399-58%2,240--$967$12,511,0461Warner Bros.
6Charlie Wilson's War$1,971,649-45%2,59419$760$52,552,1563Universal
7P.S. I Love You$1,953,201-40%2,4717$790$39,203,8623Warner Bros.
8The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$1,736,529-34%2,7775$625$30,820,1422Sony / Columbia
9Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,513,615-34%1,2490$1,212$38,609,9303Paramount / DreamWorks
10Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$1,229,098-33%2,6176$470$37,052,2242Fox