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. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rambo$1,038,824-15%2,751--$378$21,839,0741Lionsgate
227 Dresses$888,056-2%3,07417$289$47,788,0322Fox
3The Bucket List$706,233-3%2,9150$242$60,147,9683Warner Bros.
4Juno$688,022-3%2,426-108$284$102,141,0265Fox Searchlight
5Untraceable$642,354-8%2,368--$271$13,441,7231Sony / Screen Gems
6Cloverfield$636,037-10%3,4110$186$66,471,0302Paramount
7Meet the Spartans$591,363-14%2,605--$227$20,663,0891Fox
8Atonement$341,0990%1,400109$244$38,837,2538Focus
9Mad Money$320,918-7%2,4700$130$16,230,1192Overture
10National Treasure: Book of Secrets$289,1783%2,154-809$134$206,559,1006Disney