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 Mon, Dec. 29 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 29 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$7,506,337-23%3,480--$2,157$58,243,6001Fox
2Bedtime Stories$6,395,299-14%3,681--$1,737$44,423,3521Disney
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$5,001,646-32%2,988--$1,674$43,726,7231Paramount
4Valkyrie$4,070,845-24%2,711--$1,502$33,591,5661MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$3,838,798-21%3,4340$1,118$53,638,4302Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$2,503,684-30%2,7580$908$41,264,2002Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$2,268,890-8%3,1073$730$29,765,0952Universal
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,371,895-33%2,402-1158$571$64,851,4823Fox
9Twilight (2008)$1,302,748-12%1,849-1142$705$168,627,9756Summit
10The Spirit$1,178,217-30%2,509--$470$11,484,7541Lionsgate