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 Tue, Mar. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$3,928,7659%3,954--$994$52,556,3941Fox
210,000 B.C.$1,438,8114%3,4100$422$64,402,5232Warner Bros.
3Never Back Down$771,1865%2,729--$283$10,107,5521Summit
4College Road Trip$737,83613%2,7060$273$25,597,2912Disney
5The Bank Job$543,81126%1,61310$337$14,235,4512Lionsgate
6Vantage Point$538,64118%2,761-402$195$60,260,4004Sony / Columbia
7Doomsday$465,5195%1,936--$240$5,836,5181Rogue
8The Other Boleyn Girl$342,99627%1,21245$283$19,765,3173Sony / Columbia
9Semi-Pro$339,21018%2,270-851$149$30,445,2893New Line
10The Spiderwick Chronicles$295,5109%2,407-839$123$65,943,6035Paramount