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 Thu, Apr. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters vs. Aliens$2,966,582-1%4,104--$723$72,193,1241Paramount / DreamWorks
2I Love You, Man$1,077,3885%2,7176$397$41,434,6612Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Haunting in Connecticut$1,000,977-6%2,732--$366$27,690,5311Lionsgate
4Knowing$940,3654%3,3375$282$50,072,1512Summit
5Duplicity$553,149-4%2,5795$214$28,075,3462Universal
6Race to Witch Mountain$394,5222%3,26881$121$55,036,4213Disney
712 Rounds$303,867-8%2,331--$130$6,721,5031Fox
8Watchmen$242,8001%2,010-1500$121$104,272,5524Warner Bros.
9The Last House on the Left (2009)$213,797-5%2,251-151$95$29,415,3173Universal / Rogue
10Taken$207,4493%1,961-700$106$137,863,5259Fox