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 Thu, Jan. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloverfield$1,663,8590%3,411--$488$51,593,9951Paramount
227 Dresses$1,500,05412%3,057--$491$31,746,4001Fox
3The Bucket List$1,112,6587%2,9154$382$47,476,1522Warner Bros.
4Juno$1,023,85415%2,53486$404$89,864,6114Fox Searchlight
5Mad Money$454,6412%2,470--$184$10,674,9991Overture
6Atonement$436,1222%1,291341$338$33,939,7497Focus
7National Treasure: Book of Secrets$434,21312%2,963-414$147$200,757,6235Disney
8I Am Legend$333,7828%2,525-828$132$249,459,4966Warner Bros.
9First Sunday$322,4294%2,2130$146$31,167,5542Sony / Screen Gems
10Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$243,8195%1,507184$162$49,386,4545Paramount / DreamWorks