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 Fri, May. 9 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$14,873,497179%4,1116$3,618$141,509,4122Paramount
2What Happens in Vegas$7,171,480--3,215--$2,231$7,171,4801Fox
3Speed Racer$6,192,104--3,606--$1,717$6,192,1041Warner Bros.
4Made of Honor$2,396,120146%2,7345$876$21,070,4322Sony / Columbia
5Baby Mama$1,890,766191%2,62779$720$36,501,8333Universal
6Forgetting Sarah Marshall$1,188,497107%2,376-496$500$48,132,3334Universal
7Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$1,063,644101%2,264-281$470$28,625,4493Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Forbidden Kingdom$541,98972%1,724-1236$314$46,904,4064Lionsgate
9Prom Night (2008)$372,765244%1,465-969$254$42,141,9665Sony / Screen Gems
10Redbelt$330,003--1,379--$239$393,3642Sony Classics