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, Apr. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$4,655,263-9%3,461--$1,345$80,710,1741Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$3,541,99911%4,1095$862$111,544,9822Paramount / DreamWorks
3I Love You, Man$851,43019%2,829112$301$50,723,9583Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Haunting in Connecticut$830,4199%2,7320$304$38,762,7432Lionsgate
5Knowing$800,50821%3,323-14$241$59,679,4553Summit
6Adventureland$600,80013%1,862--$323$6,854,2541Miramax
7Race to Witch Mountain$487,93323%2,825-443$173$59,132,3554Disney
8Duplicity$440,07234%2,522-57$174$33,017,2853Universal
912 Rounds$257,18635%2,3310$110$9,430,5692Fox
10Taken$150,99018%1,355-606$111$139,687,36110Fox