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 Wed, Mar. 25 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 25 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knowing$1,586,397-15%3,332--$476$29,867,7161Summit
2I Love You, Man$1,562,033-12%2,711--$576$22,858,4151Paramount / DreamWorks
3Duplicity$989,688-16%2,574--$384$17,168,3311Universal
4Race to Witch Mountain$767,870-6%3,1870$241$46,901,5992Disney
5Watchmen$575,847-10%3,510-101$164$99,987,2353Warner Bros.
6The Last House on the Left (2009)$456,165-14%2,4021$190$25,404,4012Universal / Rogue
7Taken$311,264-7%2,661-197$117$134,039,8218Fox
8Slumdog Millionaire$238,859-13%2,067-511$116$137,930,15819Fox Searchlight
9Coraline$192,334-6%1,431-337$134$73,423,2367Focus
10Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$161,551-4%1,835-368$88$87,764,0745Lionsgate