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 Thu, Jun. 10 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 10 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$3,840,2831%3,0241$1,270$271,332,0313Fox
2Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$2,525,403--2,700--$935$2,525,4030New Line
3Notting Hill$1,637,165-6%2,7525$595$56,256,1282Universal
4The Mummy (1999)$784,647-2%3,41116$230$130,730,1445Universal
5The Matrix$285,162-6%2,045-57$139$159,498,09710Warner Bros.
6The Thirteenth Floor$194,438-20%1,8150$107$8,444,0562Sony / Columbia