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 Wed, May. 28 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 28 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$6,040,027-21%4,260--$1,418$165,603,6291Paramount
2The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$1,540,673-13%3,9290$392$101,167,9932Disney
3Iron Man$1,395,120-11%3,915-239$356$261,236,1044Paramount
4What Happens in Vegas$846,744-12%3,188-67$266$58,419,7493Fox
5Made of Honor$345,995-9%2,393-423$145$40,625,4104Sony / Columbia
6Speed Racer$301,510-7%3,112-494$97$38,107,5973Warner Bros.
7Baby Mama$301,391-7%2,158-345$140$53,641,6485Universal
8Forgetting Sarah Marshall$203,622-17%1,073-528$190$59,250,2706Universal