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, Jan. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloverfield$1,667,549-21%3,411--$489$49,930,1361Paramount
227 Dresses$1,339,041-9%3,057--$438$30,246,3461Fox
3The Bucket List$1,044,021-5%2,9154$358$46,363,4942Warner Bros.
4Juno$889,9984%2,53486$351$88,840,7574Fox Searchlight
5Mad Money$444,789-11%2,470--$180$10,220,3581Overture
6Atonement$428,9521%1,291341$332$33,503,6277Focus
7National Treasure: Book of Secrets$386,171-13%2,963-414$130$200,323,4105Disney
8First Sunday$309,058-15%2,2130$140$30,845,1252Sony / Screen Gems
9I Am Legend$307,783-8%2,525-828$122$249,125,7146Warner Bros.
10Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$231,997-1%1,507184$154$49,142,6355Paramount / DreamWorks