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 Mon, Apr. 26 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 26 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$844,721-83%3,665-160$230$179,190,6485Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$843,885-71%3,280--$257$13,045,5951CBS Films
3Kick-Ass$800,248-70%3,0650$261$35,508,4702Lionsgate
4The Losers$727,119-70%2,936--$248$10,133,4671Warner Bros.
5Date Night$645,807-72%3,294-86$196$63,978,6263Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$644,398-75%3,271-482$197$146,207,9554Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$616,928-71%2,4590$251$29,088,8672Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$550,338-70%1,206--$456$9,075,8261Disneynature
9The Last Song$202,668-78%2,79427$73$55,662,1554Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$201,540-63%1,787-521$113$45,934,8615MGM