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, May. 14 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 14 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$5,608,378-3%3,8490$1,457$104,611,4371Paramount
2X-Men Origins: Wolverine$1,682,956-1%4,1023$410$136,290,5772Fox
3Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$783,8730%3,1750$247$33,203,2312Warner Bros. / New Line
4Obsessed$419,262-3%2,60288$161$58,020,1893Sony / Screen Gems
5Earth (2009)$331,83818%1,794-10$185$27,388,9123Disneynature
6The Soloist$324,5435%2,09057$155$25,102,3983Paramount / DreamWorks
7Next Day Air$270,367-7%1,138--$238$5,367,3721Summit
817 Again$257,5496%2,903-352$89$55,000,0484Warner Bros. / New Line
9Monsters vs. Aliens$207,8518%2,185-441$95$187,558,2287Paramount / DreamWorks
10State of Play$169,30210%1,541-904$110$34,609,3924Universal