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. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$14,058,226--2,991--$4,700$14,058,2261Paramount
2Valentine's Day$5,657,872156%3,6650$1,544$75,919,9582Warner Bros. / New Line
3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$4,026,278180%3,39640$1,186$47,486,6702Fox
4Avatar$3,894,018118%2,581-104$1,509$675,976,03810Fox
5The Wolfman$2,885,00595%3,2231$895$43,353,6302Universal
6Dear John$2,354,138178%3,06287$769$61,025,3513Sony / Screen Gems
7The Tooth Fairy$1,059,260135%2,523-225$420$46,426,8305Fox
8Crazy Heart$760,280122%1,08984$698$19,320,05910Fox Searchlight
9From Paris with Love$727,48084%2,311-411$315$19,427,1553Lionsgate
10Edge of Darkness$618,99980%2,118-497$292$38,722,9104Warner Bros.