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. 22 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 22 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gone in 60 Seconds$1,748,236-6%3,04943$573$59,412,4022Disney
2Big Momma's House$1,401,7823%2,843-11$493$76,675,7853Fox
3Mission: Impossible II$1,194,1141%3,633-36$329$181,303,0714Paramount
4Gladiator (2000)$656,9461%2,266-440$290$161,582,2487DreamWorks
5Road Trip$454,246-3%2,151-435$211$62,053,5575DreamWorks
6Shanghai Noon$429,205-2%2,126-625$202$49,731,0064Disney