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 Tue, Feb. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$2,686,154-61%3,665--$733$65,821,4661Warner Bros. / New Line
2Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$1,907,178-74%3,356--$568$40,568,8121Fox
3The Wolfman$1,868,765-54%3,222--$580$37,423,8301Universal
4Avatar$1,836,327-64%2,685-315$684$668,585,6959Fox
5Dear John$941,717-56%2,9756$317$57,019,4772Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$537,793-72%2,748-470$196$44,472,7454Fox
7From Paris with Love$446,234-48%2,7220$164$17,911,8042Lionsgate
8Crazy Heart$371,792-48%1,005186$370$17,880,4109Fox Searchlight
9Edge of Darkness$369,337-49%2,615-451$141$37,423,4943Warner Bros.
10When in Rome$256,901-57%2,125-331$121$27,132,5553Disney