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, Mar. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Semi-Pro$841,400-3%3,121--$270$18,939,7701New Line
2Vantage Point$826,9643%3,1501$263$44,181,5882Sony / Columbia
3The Other Boleyn Girl$605,2424%1,166--$519$10,612,6381Sony / Columbia
4Jumper$482,9191%3,128-302$154$68,785,5943Fox
5The Spiderwick Chronicles$441,671-3%3,654-193$121$56,920,8833Paramount
6Step Up 2 the Streets$330,8789%2,52848$131$49,954,7953Disney
7No Country for Old Men$330,326-2%2,037936$162$69,605,08717Miramax
8Fool's Gold$319,5208%2,845-230$112$60,020,9424Warner Bros.
9Definitely, Maybe$273,6138%2,189-31$125$27,688,5763Universal
10Juno$238,4106%1,631-96$146$135,973,87610Fox Searchlight