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, Mar. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$3,414,556-12%3,611--$946$62,513,6181Warner Bros.
2Slumdog Millionaire$621,62523%2,890-53$215$126,455,37417Fox Searchlight
3Taken$588,69412%3,016-73$195$119,040,8256Fox
4Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$478,761-3%2,15199$223$77,207,7373Lionsgate
5He's Just Not That Into You$377,32915%2,445-413$154$85,352,6445Warner Bros. / New Line
6Confessions of a Shopaholic$282,51727%2,290-244$123$38,841,8534Disney
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$271,66410%2,558-140$106$134,109,7208Sony / Columbia
8Coraline$226,3193%1,959-133$116$66,071,0925Focus
9The Reader$205,11336%1,175-28$175$30,210,46813The Weinstein Company
10Gran Torino$178,59010%1,520-230$117$141,960,1889Warner Bros.