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, Apr. 29 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 29 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Baby Mama$1,221,643-1%2,543--$480$19,863,1411Universal
2Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$1,162,519-12%2,510--$463$17,390,4161Warner Bros. / New Line
3Forgetting Sarah Marshall$950,848-3%2,7991$340$37,022,0622Universal
4The Forbidden Kingdom$732,885-7%3,1510$233$39,759,1422Lionsgate
588 Minutes$330,3071%2,1680$152$13,284,4952Sony / Columbia
621$314,1391%2,95249$106$76,415,1535Sony / Columbia
7Deception (2008)$232,6397%2,001--$116$2,761,0261Fox
8Nim's Island$215,373-9%2,977-300$72$39,425,9604Fox
9Street Kings$198,318-5%1,735-734$114$24,110,2043Fox Searchlight
10Prom Night (2008)$187,064-1%2,821121$66$38,597,1113Sony / Screen Gems