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 Fri, Jul. 14 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 14 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men$20,785,196--3,025--$6,871$20,785,1961Fox
2Scary Movie$8,270,71980%3,152240$2,624$71,995,8392Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$4,864,44293%3,4070$1,428$116,238,1263Warner Bros.
4Disney's The Kid$3,079,14485%2,320153$1,327$22,614,1732Disney
5The Patriot$2,973,90993%3,0610$972$75,128,6913Sony / Columbia
6Me, Myself & Irene$1,721,78590%2,850-146$604$73,120,5464Fox
7Big Momma's House$855,19197%1,643-283$521$106,325,3347Fox
8Gone in 60 Seconds$765,62070%1,702-169$450$89,212,5576Disney
9Mission: Impossible II$683,842122%1,709-348$400$206,040,8308Paramount
10The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$582,84718%2,328-154$250$18,719,2273Universal