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, May. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$5,328,114-7%4,1051605$1,298$126,635,9151Paramount
2Made of Honor$972,994-3%2,729--$357$18,674,3121Sony / Columbia
3Baby Mama$649,2920%2,5485$255$34,611,0672Universal
4Forgetting Sarah Marshall$574,384-2%2,87273$200$46,943,8363Universal
5Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$528,192-3%2,54535$208$27,561,8052Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Forbidden Kingdom$314,4313%2,960-191$106$46,362,4173Lionsgate
721$170,3333%2,242-710$76$79,581,1576Sony / Columbia
888 Minutes$149,6314%1,765-403$85$15,927,4223Sony / Columbia
9Nim's Island$124,0745%2,478-499$50$42,926,9095Fox
10Prom Night (2008)$108,4281%2,434-387$45$41,769,2014Sony / Screen Gems