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. 15 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 15 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$1,518,3641%2,9560$514$53,327,0012Sony / Columbia
2Space Cowboys$1,418,5461%2,83530$500$41,849,5332Warner Bros.
3The Replacements$1,403,114-2%2,754--$509$13,871,1751Warner Bros.
4What Lies Beneath$1,290,8365%2,92558$441$114,526,1294DreamWorks
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,040,181-7%3,2514$320$96,150,5543Universal
6X-Men$578,728-2%2,145-629$270$145,090,3335Fox
7The Perfect Storm$345,033-3%1,938-664$178$171,194,2467Warner Bros.
8Scary Movie$317,9772%1,944-653$164$144,903,9336Miramax / Dimension
9Disney's The Kid$291,347-10%1,517-462$192$61,555,3276Disney
10The Patriot$177,8898%1,252-558$142$107,641,3717Sony / Columbia