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. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spiderwick Chronicles$5,736,340-12%3,847--$1,491$27,115,8261Paramount
2Jumper$4,738,263-40%3,428--$1,382$38,719,2481Fox
3Step Up 2 the Streets$3,216,334-38%2,470--$1,302$28,726,2551Disney
4Fool's Gold$1,946,311-45%3,1250$623$43,809,4552Warner Bros.
5Definitely, Maybe$1,707,218-39%2,204--$775$14,591,7161Universal
6Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$1,445,696-42%2,3870$606$30,182,5032Universal
7Juno$970,463-34%1,865-456$520$125,052,4638Fox Searchlight
827 Dresses$687,250-30%1,936-905$355$70,649,1935Fox
9The Bucket List$683,534-40%2,307-446$296$81,659,1546Warner Bros.
10There Will Be Blood$643,373-39%1,410-210$456$31,619,2238Paramount Vantage