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, Jan. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,263,829-9%2,9880$423$84,878,3862Paramount
2Marley & Me$1,234,064-11%3,50525$352$112,357,3882Fox
3Valkyrie$866,051-15%2,77867$312$64,846,1272MGM / United Artists
4Yes Man$790,683-13%3,4340$230$83,258,8093Warner Bros.
5Bedtime Stories$625,654-8%3,6843$170$88,628,4402Disney
6Seven Pounds$617,012-9%2,7580$224$62,926,5013Sony / Columbia
7Twilight (2008)$439,68510%1,88839$233$178,606,6377Summit
8Doubt$413,860-6%1,28720$322$20,438,8854Miramax
9The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$303,754-7%2,337-65$130$75,780,1514Fox
10The Tale of Despereaux$277,4526%3,091-16$90$44,901,0783Universal