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 Sun, May. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$15,240,361-25%3,929--$3,879$55,034,1281Disney
2Iron Man$9,748,264-27%4,15443$2,347$223,125,8463Paramount
3What Happens in Vegas$3,714,044-33%3,25540$1,141$40,339,9442Fox
4Speed Racer$2,666,456-23%3,6060$739$30,285,0542Warner Bros.
5Made of Honor$1,249,211-35%2,81682$444$33,901,2093Sony / Columbia
6Baby Mama$1,188,670-40%2,503-124$475$47,344,0534Universal
7Forgetting Sarah Marshall$873,762-21%1,601-775$546$55,314,4875Universal
8Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$645,078-15%1,403-861$460$34,097,8824Warner Bros. / New Line