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, Dec. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$14,380,034--3,480--$4,132$14,380,0340Fox
2The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$11,871,790--2,988--$3,973$11,871,7900Paramount
3Bedtime Stories$10,578,666--3,681--$2,874$10,578,6660Disney
4Valkyrie$8,493,356--2,711--$3,133$8,493,3560MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$5,929,369206%3,434--$1,727$33,143,5261Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$4,747,405225%2,758--$1,721$25,557,6721Sony / Columbia
7The Spirit$3,842,981--2,509--$1,532$3,842,9810Lionsgate
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$2,768,082138%2,402-1158$1,152$55,782,1052Fox
9Four Christmases$2,236,45584%2,510-1030$891$106,751,2864Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Tale of Despereaux$1,971,36130%3,104--$635$18,561,8721Universal