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, May. 13 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 13 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$3,357,466-13%4,1116$817$185,034,0992Paramount
2What Happens in Vegas$1,690,5752%3,215--$526$23,520,7731Fox
3Speed Racer$912,206-15%3,606--$253$20,547,8641Warner Bros.
4Made of Honor$640,21411%2,7345$234$28,008,3052Sony / Columbia
5Baby Mama$460,1790%2,62779$175$41,756,9293Universal
6Forgetting Sarah Marshall$450,237-3%2,376-496$189$51,696,2154Universal
7Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$383,373-1%2,264-281$169$31,440,6043Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Forbidden Kingdom$195,260-1%1,724-1236$113$48,925,1754Lionsgate
9Redbelt$128,750-7%1,379--$93$1,344,2572Sony Classics
10Nim's Island$62,411-12%1,601-877$39$44,523,9136Fox