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, Apr. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$5,104,515-67%3,461--$1,475$76,054,9111Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$3,201,486-66%4,1095$779$108,002,9832Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Haunting in Connecticut$758,462-60%2,7320$278$37,932,3242Lionsgate
4I Love You, Man$715,282-63%2,829112$253$49,872,5283Paramount / DreamWorks
5Knowing$661,291-66%3,323-14$199$58,878,9473Summit
6Adventureland$531,305-63%1,862--$285$6,253,4541Miramax
7Race to Witch Mountain$395,161-54%2,825-443$140$58,644,4224Disney
8Duplicity$328,233-65%2,522-57$130$32,577,2133Universal
912 Rounds$190,110-62%2,3310$82$9,173,3832Fox
10Taken$127,877-63%1,355-606$94$139,536,37110Fox