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 Mon, Jul. 26 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 26 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Haunting$4,530,428-51%2,808--$1,613$37,964,1801DreamWorks
2Inspector Gadget$3,102,424-52%2,814--$1,102$24,631,9321Disney
3American Pie$1,526,804-52%2,54426$600$66,038,4223Universal
4Lake Placid$718,570-56%2,1026$342$21,892,6782Fox
5Wild Wild West$605,709-61%3,045-297$199$104,719,7174Warner Bros.
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$586,750-56%1,615-235$363$403,361,45210Fox
7Muppets from Space$321,849-54%2,2650$142$12,276,3022Sony / Columbia
8South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$302,732-56%1,410-598$215$47,799,8534Paramount