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 Thu, Feb. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jumper$1,494,598-1%3,42826$436$43,555,6941Fox
2The Spiderwick Chronicles$1,238,8552%3,8470$322$30,977,3511Paramount
3Step Up 2 the Streets$962,37610%2,4700$390$31,633,0161Disney
4Fool's Gold$787,5346%3,1250$252$46,163,7322Warner Bros.
5Definitely, Maybe$672,1007%2,2040$305$16,596,9581Universal
6Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$429,2826%2,3870$180$31,506,5172Universal
7Juno$429,01913%1,8653$230$126,283,0198Fox Searchlight
8The Bucket List$336,59714%2,3070$146$82,604,3736Warner Bros.
9There Will Be Blood$288,23814%1,4100$204$32,425,4658Paramount Vantage
1027 Dresses$282,3468%1,93623$146$71,469,4565Fox