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, Feb. 13 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 13 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fool's Gold$1,276,0483%3,125--$408$25,402,1231Warner Bros.
2Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$548,513-15%2,387--$230$18,282,6261Universal
3The Bucket List$437,4107%2,753-162$159$76,196,2755Warner Bros.
4Juno$395,0696%2,321-154$170$118,665,3947Fox Searchlight
527 Dresses$359,7103%2,841-135$127$66,140,2314Fox
6Rambo$318,211-7%2,717-47$117$37,900,5283Lionsgate
7There Will Be Blood$298,7641%1,620113$184$27,578,7457Paramount Vantage
8The Eye (2008)$286,200-5%2,47034$116$22,387,2002Lionsgate
9Untraceable$240,163-1%2,143-225$112$25,049,8153Sony / Screen Gems
10Atonement$185,2878%1,190-177$156$45,718,10310Focus