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 Fri, Jan. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Spartans$6,877,364--2,605--$2,640$6,877,3641Fox
2Rambo$6,692,006--2,751--$2,433$6,692,0061Lionsgate
327 Dresses$4,236,652182%3,07417$1,378$35,983,0522Fox
4Cloverfield$4,079,677145%3,4110$1,196$55,673,6722Paramount
5Untraceable$3,719,642--2,368--$1,571$3,719,6421Sony / Screen Gems
6Juno$2,916,184185%2,426-108$1,202$92,780,7955Fox Searchlight
7The Bucket List$2,813,763153%2,9150$965$50,289,9153Warner Bros.
8Mad Money$1,285,913183%2,4700$521$11,960,9122Overture
9How She Move$1,244,210--1,531--$813$1,244,2101Paramount Vantage
10National Treasure: Book of Secrets$1,200,971177%2,154-809$558$201,958,5946Disney