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 Wed, Mar. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,376,121-11%3,73911$635$273,253,0113Disney
2The Bounty Hunter$1,283,668-19%3,074--$418$25,004,4921Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid$796,789-14%3,077--$259$24,882,7541Fox
4She's Out of My League$539,207-14%2,9582$182$21,502,1572Paramount
5Green Zone$525,700-17%3,0041$175$26,579,0202Universal
6Repo Men$491,595-17%2,521--$195$7,815,2251Universal
7Shutter Island$396,390-10%2,704-652$147$117,011,2295Paramount
8Avatar$349,332-3%1,236-482$283$738,337,56814Fox
9Remember Me$272,368-17%2,2153$123$14,794,0752Summit
10Our Family Wedding$224,975-17%1,6094$140$14,343,8622Fox Searchlight