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 Fri, Feb. 12 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 12 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$14,539,385--3,665--$3,967$14,539,3851Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Wolfman$9,649,890--3,222--$2,995$9,649,8901Universal
3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,635,313--3,356--$2,871$9,635,3131Fox
4Avatar$4,540,671113%2,685-315$1,691$642,507,1909Fox
5Dear John$4,096,969121%2,9756$1,377$41,974,5412Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$1,267,999215%2,748-470$461$37,196,7344Fox
7From Paris with Love$1,162,36173%2,7220$427$12,275,1512Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$1,034,55567%2,615-451$396$32,518,2363Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$873,584138%1,005186$869$13,400,1409Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$812,48679%2,125-331$382$23,410,2153Disney