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 Sun, Aug. 15 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables$9,594,329-19%3,270--$2,934$34,825,1351Lionsgate
2Eat Pray Love$6,512,164-20%3,082--$2,113$23,104,5231Sony / Columbia
3The Other Guys$4,998,877-26%3,6510$1,369$69,951,8222Sony / Columbia
4Inception$3,360,135-27%3,120-298$1,077$248,469,4825Warner Bros.
5Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$2,705,280-20%2,818--$960$10,609,7951Universal
6Despicable Me$2,119,175-23%2,923-490$725$222,197,3906Universal
7Step Up 3D$2,006,246-23%2,4394$823$29,844,4222Disney
8Dinner for Schmucks$1,812,929-26%3,04642$595$58,785,5473Paramount / DreamWorks
9Salt$1,756,125-31%2,834-483$620$103,438,2734Sony / Columbia
10Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$1,322,372-19%2,728-977$485$35,218,9373Warner Bros.
11Toy Story 3$761,648-10%1,219-495$625$400,824,8269Disney
12Charlie St. Cloud$572,435-30%2,083-642$275$28,758,4603Universal
13The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$386,863-22%1,212-492$319$295,842,4447Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$400,334-31%830-164$482$16,721,3916Focus
2Grown Ups$272,197-46%968-801$281$158,054,5908Sony / Columbia
3Ramona and Beezus$251,447-24%632-846$398$23,335,2734Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$150,628-28%372-70$405$174,861,44710Sony / Columbia
5Shrek Forever After$109,139-24%254-54$430$237,235,93613Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Last Airbender$108,403-25%364-275$298$129,703,6037Paramount
7Predators$78,280-47%343-111$228$51,061,8296Fox
8Knight and Day$65,751-40%310-26$212$75,289,3898Fox
9Winter's Bone$65,713-33%136-5$483$4,855,34010Roadside Attractions
10The A-Team$40,276-32%204-37$197$76,793,40110Fox
11Iron Man 2$37,791-30%178-46$212$312,057,43315Paramount
12Middle Men$32,705-7%2520$130$639,4142Paramount
13Marmaduke$28,508-27%151-19$189$33,341,63311Fox
14Killers$24,753-23%169-3$146$47,000,48511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 15 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Peepli Live$92,702-37%64--$1,448$350,0541UTV Communications
2Hubble 3D$87,628-14%541$1,623$13,404,24622Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Flipped$38,124-16%44-1$866$448,5142Warner Bros.
4La Soga$22,09549%11--$2,009$52,55417-57 Releasing
5Under the Sea 3D$20,668-37%163$1,292$23,672,59279Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Concert$18,560-22%190$977$199,0954Weinstein Company
7Cyrus$15,016-27%84-48$179$7,252,6859Fox Searchlight
8Letters to Juliet$8,434-34%61-42$138$52,979,56714Summit
9The Disappearance of Alice Creed$8,054-24%122$671$82,0432Anchor Bay
10Sex and the City 2$7,391-23%81-119$91$95,328,93712Warner Bros. / New Line
11Tales From Earthsea$6,920-13%5--$1,384$20,6141Disney
12Date Night$6,814-32%33-13$206$98,656,33519Fox
13Solitary Man$6,298-37%28-17$225$4,258,25913Anchor Bay
14Princess Kaiulani$1,46034%32$487$866,35814Roadside Attractions
15Twelve$890-37%12-219$74$181,5912Hannover House
16The People I've Slept With$654-10%1--$654$3,7161People Pictures
17City Island$580-44%81$73$6,665,81122Anchor Bay