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, Feb. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coraline$4,068,353-20%2,32021$1,754$39,087,3522Focus
2Friday the 13th (2009)$3,015,770-57%3,105--$971$43,586,4111Warner Bros. / New Line
3Taken$2,836,575-46%3,109-75$912$80,491,3403Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$2,811,367-46%3,1750$885$57,798,7322Warner Bros. / New Line
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$2,742,818-35%2,507--$1,094$17,808,1541Disney
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$2,590,342-18%2,965-204$874$112,390,4045Sony / Columbia
7The Pink Panther 2$2,254,152-13%3,2452$695$24,089,2972Sony / Columbia
8Hotel for Dogs$1,765,43418%2,207-527$800$62,087,8585Paramount / DreamWorks
9Slumdog Millionaire$1,421,259-39%1,634-90$870$88,101,11814Fox Searchlight
10The International$1,370,486-47%2,364--$580$10,700,4391Sony / Columbia