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, Apr. 19 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$10,336,7939%3,825-113$2,702$194,754,9953Disney
2Heaven is for Real$8,274,0415%2,417--$3,423$23,159,1191Sony / TriStar
3Rio 2$8,182,762-12%3,97527$2,059$70,351,6722Fox
4Transcendence$3,820,074-21%3,455--$1,106$8,633,4431Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House 2$3,033,293-25%2,310--$1,313$7,078,5301Open Road
6Draft Day$2,348,3279%2,7810$844$18,152,9652Lionsgate / Summit
7Divergent$2,236,7510%2,486-624$900$132,628,2655Lionsgate / Summit
8Oculus$2,030,6640%2,6480$767$20,041,1582Relativity Media
9Noah$1,929,28316%2,537-745$760$91,863,1554Paramount
10God's Not Dead$1,724,8952%1,796-64$960$46,947,2035Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Bears$1,556,637-33%1,720--$905$3,868,3251Disneynature
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,476,58427%1,280-187$1,154$44,192,0407Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 States$424,07417%135--$3,141$785,4101UTV Motion Pictures
2Muppets Most Wanted$374,036-21%929-1332$403$48,096,2955Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$282,837-22%780-1221$363$107,021,5327Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The LEGO Movie$155,353-4%340-270$457$252,176,39611Warner Bros.
5Non-Stop (2014)$154,62012%360-402$430$90,060,9058Universal
6Frozen (2013)$108,76613%290-54$375$399,824,15922Disney
7Son of God$96,277-12%503-402$191$59,371,5968Fox
8300: Rise of an Empire$93,2737%265-260$352$105,429,7317Warner Bros.
9Bad Words$67,11211%223-540$301$7,526,0716Focus
10The Monuments Men$62,38421%221-44$282$77,465,21411Sony / Columbia
11Dom Hemingway$61,02224%12987$473$265,6633Fox Searchlight
12RoboCop (2014)$47,59621%175-19$272$57,706,78010Sony / Columbia
13The Nut Job$43,203-4%201-60$215$63,993,06014Open Road
14Cesar Chavez$34,64839%117-188$296$5,367,6464Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Sabotage (2014)$31,72610%130-621$244$10,332,8224Open Road
16Gravity$31,12729%145-57$215$273,964,01129Warner Bros.
17Make Your Move$30,4381%142--$214$60,5271High Top Releasing
183 Days to Kill$27,82316%11027$253$30,524,3539Relativity Media
19About Last Night$23,929-8%10983$220$48,555,50410Sony / Screen Gems
20Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$19,46429%114-21$171$15,914,2916Lionsgate
21Philomena$12,88618%101-56$128$37,632,43722Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$75,01753%2622$2,885$212,3202Weinstein Company
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$66,825-17%370$1,806$779,6643Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Joe (2014)$33,55342%480$699$209,6082Roadside Attractions
4The Unknown Known$14,31355%49-31$292$215,5423RADiUS-TWC
5Frankie & Alice$12,01924%43-128$280$665,9953Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
612 Years a Slave$10,61913%53-11$200$56,608,70627Fox Searchlight
7Pompeii$9,26510%64-29$145$23,212,3559Sony / TriStar
8Watermark$8,31740%85$1,040$38,3043eOne Films US
9Ernest & Celestine$5,91064%31-8$191$237,6038GKIDS
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$4,4561%1--$4,456$8,8791Rialto Pictures
11Cuban Fury$4,020135%8-71$503$88,5462eOne Films US
1213 Sins$3,5055%45--$78$6,8421RADiUS-TWC
13Dallas Buyers Club$3,349-4%14-19$239$27,287,32625Focus
14Gloria (2014)$2,70445%13-11$208$2,080,76313Roadside Attractions
15Veronica Mars$1,9209%15-8$128$3,318,0466Warner Bros.
16August: Osage County$1,3922%16-11$87$37,726,01217Weinstein Company
17Gabrielle (2014)$1,19415%1--$1,194$2,2331eOne Films US