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. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$3,178,368-31%3,9617$802$93,788,4382Fox
2Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$1,271,217-29%2,006--$634$23,139,5121Lionsgate
3Drillbit Taylor$1,060,446-26%3,056--$347$12,806,0861Paramount
410,000 B.C.$867,427-25%3,45444$251$78,424,8473Warner Bros.
5Shutter (2008)$815,833-25%2,753--$296$12,356,6921Fox
6College Road Trip$647,303-29%2,575-131$251$33,635,0263Disney
7Never Back Down$498,584-26%2,7290$183$17,961,8322Summit
8The Bank Job$445,083-7%1,6130$276$20,447,8843Lionsgate
9Vantage Point$395,903-16%2,124-637$186$66,168,6615Sony / Columbia
10The Other Boleyn Girl$265,935-8%1,188-24$224$23,112,1444Sony / Columbia