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, Apr. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clash of the Titans (2010)$1,894,4130%3,80225$498$114,013,1392Warner Bros.
2Date Night$1,892,3119%3,374--$561$28,840,7661Fox
3How to Train Your Dragon$1,388,9130%4,007-53$347$136,176,7693Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Last Song$569,81717%2,6741$213$43,310,3582Disney
5Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$569,005-12%2,1550$264$49,753,2142Lionsgate
6Hot Tub Time Machine$544,8166%2,611-160$209$38,029,6403MGM
7Alice in Wonderland (2010)$393,6996%2,530-450$156$319,774,4536Disney
8The Bounty Hunter$350,13921%2,901-217$121$56,552,9684Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$184,7498%2,453-389$75$53,991,0234Fox