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 Tue, Aug. 1 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 1 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$4,538,966-2%3,242--$1,400$51,693,4091Universal
2What Lies Beneath$3,406,78812%2,82512$1,206$75,811,4342DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,872,75510%3,107-5$603$126,514,5623Fox
4Scary Movie$1,243,71312%3,256-45$382$135,128,0524Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$1,004,42911%3,093-110$325$159,972,7365Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$921,28410%2,328-15$396$53,917,9354Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$887,4517%2,7520$322$34,773,3822Warner Bros.
8Thomas and the Magic Railroad$641,9296%2,106--$305$7,764,4331Destination
9The Patriot$619,58917%2,329-422$266$102,351,6065Sony / Columbia
10Loser$510,2715%2,0160$253$13,044,5702Sony / Columbia