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. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Back-up Plan$1,023,87621%3,280--$312$14,069,4711CBS Films
2How to Train Your Dragon$860,9372%3,665-160$235$180,051,5855Paramount / DreamWorks
3Kick-Ass$809,9201%3,0650$264$36,318,3902Lionsgate
4The Losers$767,4966%2,936--$261$10,900,9631Warner Bros.
5Date Night$709,39410%3,294-86$215$64,688,0203Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$672,2934%3,271-482$206$146,880,2484Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$632,3082%2,4590$257$29,721,1752Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$602,96910%1,206--$500$9,678,7951Disneynature
9The Last Song$247,74622%2,79427$89$55,909,9014Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$194,063-4%1,787-521$109$46,128,9245MGM