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, Aug. 10 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 10 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$2,277,124-1%2,956--$770$37,256,9381Sony / Columbia
2Space Cowboys$1,887,5302%2,805--$673$26,010,2991Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$1,624,875-2%2,86742$567$102,268,4413DreamWorks
4Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,558,896-7%3,2475$480$83,764,8762Universal
5X-Men$803,447-2%2,774-333$290$139,784,3944Fox
6The Perfect Storm$504,239-1%2,602-491$194$167,744,1056Warner Bros.
7Scary Movie$494,450-4%2,597-659$190$143,515,7035Miramax / Dimension
8Disney's The Kid$442,878-12%1,979-349$224$60,376,0765Disney
9Pokemon: The Movie 2000$302,889-17%2,359-393$128$38,338,0573Warner Bros.
10The Patriot$281,1743%1,810-519$155$106,891,8286Sony / Columbia