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 Sat, Feb. 22 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$14,479,03399%3,890115$3,722$173,464,8683Warner Bros.
23 Days to Kill$5,176,79428%2,872--$1,803$9,211,0021Relativity Media
3RoboCop (2014)$4,380,24169%3,3720$1,299$41,170,3362Sony / Columbia
4Pompeii$4,259,12226%2,658--$1,602$7,626,2531Sony / TriStar
5The Monuments Men$3,673,68564%3,064-19$1,199$55,862,1363Sony / Columbia
6About Last Night$3,359,88547%2,2530$1,491$36,384,3422Sony / Screen Gems
7Ride Along$2,207,86066%2,186-331$1,010$122,047,1206Universal
8Frozen (2013)$2,031,01298%1,891-210$1,074$382,758,78514Disney
9Endless Love (2014)$1,737,60019%2,8960$600$19,041,3352Universal
10Winter's Tale$970,50444%2,9650$327$10,738,7282Warner Bros.
11Lone Survivor$924,76069%1,516-497$610$121,201,4269Universal
12That Awkward Moment$605,94327%1,208-714$502$23,751,5634Focus
13Philomena$536,26880%1,004-221$534$32,358,16414Weinstein Company
14The Nut Job$488,122130%1,235-683$395$59,539,8046Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$840,55183%903-169$931$143,681,90411Sony / Columbia
2The Wolf of Wall Street$603,07677%627-124$962$112,463,1499Paramount
3Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$388,06359%807-471$481$49,105,2916Paramount
4Gravity$387,68876%348-7$1,114$269,036,25321Warner Bros.
512 Years a Slave$241,35899%349-37$692$48,917,19719Fox Searchlight
6Nebraska$200,907100%210-114$957$16,390,02815Paramount Vantage
7Her (2013)$188,35478%250-5$753$23,865,07510Warner Bros.
8August: Osage County$179,22977%525-485$341$36,495,8029Weinstein Company
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$151,89572%240-86$633$423,547,71614Lionsgate
10The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$139,83887%266-19$526$256,558,49511Warner Bros. / New Line
11Dallas Buyers Club$131,11083%175-48$749$24,652,22417Focus
12Vampire Academy$123,52170%536-2140$230$7,540,8793Weinstein Company
13In Secret$113,58545%266--$427$192,0491Roadside Attractions
14Gloria (2014)$106,79680%11012$971$1,277,0845Roadside Attractions
15Labor Day (2013)$104,02650%418-1246$249$13,052,9684Paramount
16The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$80,01748%2087$385$57,681,3439Fox
17I, Frankenstein$67,91270%217-251$313$18,620,0085Lionsgate
18Walking With Dinosaurs$63,053115%214-34$295$35,588,24510Fox
19The Legend Of Hercules$43,64274%11020$397$18,614,5977Lionsgate / Summit
20Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$40,076120%1810$221$119,519,59722Sony / Columbia
21Inside Llewyn Davis$33,18878%10721$310$13,050,93512CBS Films
22Captain Phillips$32,86699%18954$174$106,942,12220Sony / Columbia
23Grudge Match$22,55363%108-183$209$29,736,6449Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 22 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Highway$145,97356%97--$1,505$239,4071UTV Motion Pictures
2The Wind Rises$129,21158%21--$6,153$352,8871Disney
3Devil's Due$31,94080%84-39$380$15,705,6556Fox
4The Book Thief$29,39861%84-10$350$21,175,44816Fox
5Hasee Toh Phasee$16,55257%33-44$502$624,7593Reliance Entertainment
6Free Birds$12,611132%56-19$225$55,643,92317Relativity Media
7Barefoot$4,51815%18--$251$8,4521Roadside Attractions
8Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$3,65051%33-1$111$8,239,55613Weinstein Company
9The Pretty One$2,55432%54$511$9,6783Dada Films
10Gimme Shelter (2014)$94771%5-10$189$1,359,0785Roadside Attractions
11All Is Lost$8363%5-4$167$6,262,27619Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$58420%10$584$19,5683Rialto Pictures
13Knights of Badassdom$434244%31$145$114,0915eOne Films US