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. 15 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$3,169,7343%4,1116$771$191,286,3352Paramount
2What Happens in Vegas$1,468,7870%3,215--$457$26,457,8241Fox
3Speed Racer$802,951-2%3,606--$223$22,167,4431Warner Bros.
4Made of Honor$590,491-2%2,7345$216$29,198,9192Sony / Columbia
5Baby Mama$460,9373%2,62779$175$42,663,5833Universal
6Forgetting Sarah Marshall$403,622-6%2,376-496$170$52,527,7234Universal
7Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$328,272-1%2,264-281$145$32,102,1013Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Forbidden Kingdom$187,5382%1,724-1236$109$49,296,4474Lionsgate
9Redbelt$115,6131%1,379--$84$1,574,9072Sony Classics
10Nim's Island$70,4953%1,601-877$44$44,662,7256Fox