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, Feb. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$2,135,30415%3,000-74$712$637,966,5198Fox
2Dear John$1,853,71023%2,969--$624$37,877,5721Sony / Screen Gems
3From Paris with Love$670,0487%2,722--$246$11,112,7901Lionsgate
4Edge of Darkness$621,17412%3,0660$203$31,483,6812Warner Bros.
5The Book of Eli$502,41322%2,820-255$178$83,954,2314Warner Bros.
6When in Rome$453,27219%2,4560$185$22,597,7292Disney
7The Tooth Fairy$402,61332%3,218-127$125$35,928,7353Fox
8Legion$334,0459%2,339-137$143$36,101,8953Sony / Screen Gems
9Sherlock Holmes$267,10217%1,805-445$148$202,463,5997Warner Bros.
10The Blind Side$266,23720%1,740-11$153$242,306,36412Warner Bros.