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 Sat, Feb. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$16,300,32716%2,991--$5,450$30,358,5531Paramount
2Avatar$7,456,57991%2,581-104$2,889$683,432,61710Fox
3Valentine's Day$7,339,69030%3,6650$2,003$83,259,6482Warner Bros. / New Line
4Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,979,94773%3,39640$2,055$54,466,6172Fox
5The Wolfman$4,286,66549%3,2231$1,330$47,640,2952Universal
6Dear John$3,152,85834%3,06287$1,030$64,178,2093Sony / Screen Gems
7The Tooth Fairy$2,059,05794%2,523-225$816$48,485,8875Fox
8Crazy Heart$1,393,38783%1,08984$1,280$20,713,44610Fox Searchlight
9From Paris with Love$1,184,20663%2,311-411$512$20,611,3613Lionsgate
10Edge of Darkness$1,053,81070%2,118-497$498$39,776,7204Warner Bros.