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 Tue, Feb. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$2,003,6748%3,175--$631$31,636,7821Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$1,291,930-1%3,1841$406$56,200,1322Fox
3Coraline$778,660-28%2,299--$339$18,706,6941Focus
4Push$607,482-6%2,313--$263$11,334,9661Summit
5Slumdog Millionaire$584,82611%1,72491$339$78,313,86813Fox Searchlight
6Gran Torino$497,3536%2,705-310$184$121,167,5725Warner Bros.
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$465,138-13%3,169-37$147$97,886,5124Sony / Columbia
8The Pink Panther 2$438,828-10%3,243--$135$12,516,4911Sony / Columbia
9Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$320,064-5%2,042-900$157$40,499,6593Sony / Screen Gems
10The Uninvited$276,520-12%2,3440$118$18,833,2392Paramount / DreamWorks