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, Aug. 2 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 2 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Runaway Bride$4,583,822-51%3,158--$1,451$39,030,1041Paramount
2The Haunting$1,910,030-56%2,86456$667$65,875,6482DreamWorks
3Inspector Gadget$1,889,419-57%2,87763$657$49,244,9002Disney
4American Pie$1,096,095-49%2,436-108$450$78,256,2684Universal
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$487,896-55%1,62813$300$409,090,59911Fox
6Lake Placid$338,948-61%1,796-306$189$26,660,4423Fox
7Wild Wild West$289,969-61%2,151-894$135$109,170,8935Warner Bros.
8Muppets from Space$133,661-56%1,296-969$103$13,768,5213Sony / Columbia