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 Mon, Feb. 11 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 11 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fool's Gold$1,294,908-73%3,125--$414$22,883,9551Warner Bros.
2Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$883,927-78%2,387--$370$17,090,8401Universal
3Juno$388,865-73%2,321-154$168$117,898,0217Fox Searchlight
4The Eye (2008)$383,747-74%2,47034$155$21,800,6512Lionsgate
5Rambo$362,613-73%2,717-47$133$37,240,1133Lionsgate
627 Dresses$351,264-72%2,841-135$124$65,430,1654Fox
7The Bucket List$348,960-73%2,753-162$127$75,348,4375Warner Bros.
8There Will Be Blood$296,791-73%1,620113$183$26,984,4087Paramount Vantage
9Untraceable$246,108-72%2,143-225$115$24,568,0503Sony / Screen Gems
10Meet the Spartans$226,415-78%2,446-197$93$34,176,5183Fox