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. 22 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 22 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$25,041,693--4,260--$5,878$25,041,6930Paramount
2The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$2,357,061-12%3,929--$600$68,043,5611Disney
3Iron Man$1,824,635-5%4,15443$439$232,169,1373Paramount
4What Happens in Vegas$1,014,957-10%3,25540$312$45,244,7662Fox
5Made of Honor$361,007-14%2,369-365$152$35,658,0463Sony / Columbia
6Speed Racer$351,694-17%3,366-240$104$32,210,9712Warner Bros.
7Baby Mama$314,965-10%2,098-529$150$48,808,1594Universal
8Forgetting Sarah Marshall$199,197-29%1,138-1238$175$56,529,5775Universal