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, Jan. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$7,401,852-16%3,144--$2,354$39,234,4361Sony / Columbia
2Hotel for Dogs$5,853,47110%3,271--$1,790$22,864,8391Paramount / DreamWorks
3Gran Torino$3,627,636-36%2,972164$1,221$76,604,5792Warner Bros.
4Notorious (2009)$2,895,487-38%1,638--$1,768$23,392,9111Fox Searchlight
5My Bloody Valentine 3D$2,862,957-47%2,534--$1,130$24,103,5491Lionsgate
6Bride Wars$2,227,137-30%3,2282$690$39,705,4022Fox
7Defiance (2008)$1,598,374-33%1,7891787$893$10,853,2733Paramount Vantage
8Bedtime Stories$1,441,9816%2,619-892$551$105,071,5694Disney
9Marley & Me$1,375,177-21%2,952-526$466$133,922,4244Fox
10The Unborn (2009)$1,203,662-47%2,3592$510$33,784,4202Universal / Rogue