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. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Obsessed$1,786,326-71%2,514--$711$30,399,2821Sony / Screen Gems
2Earth (2009)$744,044-72%1,804--$412$15,216,7891Disneynature
3The Soloist$676,917-73%2,024--$334$10,393,8171Paramount / DreamWorks
4Fighting$646,077-74%2,309--$280$11,670,3051Universal / Rogue
517 Again$528,101-81%3,2550$162$40,354,4502Warner Bros. / New Line
6State of Play$490,539-71%2,8074$175$25,573,7672Universal
7Monsters vs. Aliens$448,751-83%3,358-304$134$175,267,0495Paramount / DreamWorks
8Fast & Furious$427,248-73%3,566-108$120$145,793,4574Universal
9Crank: High Voltage$265,047-65%2,2230$119$12,001,1412Lionsgate
10Hannah Montana: The Movie$261,570-85%3,231113$81$65,914,3853Disney