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, May. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$7,502,310-64%3,849--$1,949$86,707,1311Paramount
2X-Men Origins: Wolverine$1,975,703-71%4,1023$482$131,008,2162Fox
3Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$748,869-76%3,1750$236$30,803,8802Warner Bros. / New Line
4Obsessed$483,697-73%2,60288$186$56,689,6543Sony / Screen Gems
5Next Day Air$379,263-68%1,138--$333$4,490,4501Summit
6The Soloist$301,475-78%2,09057$144$24,146,1583Paramount / DreamWorks
717 Again$232,924-80%2,903-352$80$54,231,6094Warner Bros. / New Line
8Earth (2009)$226,821-78%1,794-10$126$26,488,6233Disneynature
9Monsters vs. Aliens$185,142-84%2,185-441$85$186,966,4497Paramount / DreamWorks
10Fighting$164,025-64%1,933-379$85$20,616,0133Universal / Rogue