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 Wed, Aug. 11 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$4,166,237-6%2,161--$1,928$39,293,9461Disney
2Runaway Bride$2,587,394-6%3,1613$819$81,415,9642Paramount
3The Thomas Crown Affair$1,557,777-9%2,427--$642$19,061,2371MGM
4Inspector Gadget$1,348,933-1%2,862-15$471$68,027,3353Disney
5Mystery Men$1,100,382-12%2,136--$515$13,586,9911Universal
6The Haunting$699,178-18%2,88117$243$79,667,5313DreamWorks
7American Pie$601,622-12%1,795-641$335$87,393,8605Universal
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$334,141-11%1,199-429$279$413,795,35512Fox
9Wild Wild West$83,258-2%1,157-994$72$110,987,1426Warner Bros.