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 Wed, Aug. 16 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 16 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Space Cowboys$1,207,908-15%2,83530$426$43,057,4412Warner Bros.
2The Replacements$1,161,957-17%2,754--$422$15,033,1321Warner Bros.
3Hollow Man$1,137,112-25%2,9560$385$54,464,1132Sony / Columbia
4What Lies Beneath$1,060,481-18%2,92558$363$115,586,6104DreamWorks
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$910,248-12%3,2514$280$97,060,8023Universal
6X-Men$501,701-13%2,145-629$234$145,592,0345Fox
7The Perfect Storm$297,349-14%1,938-664$153$171,491,5957Warner Bros.
8Scary Movie$271,134-15%1,944-653$139$145,175,0676Miramax / Dimension
9Disney's The Kid$261,359-10%1,517-462$172$61,816,6866Disney
10Pokemon: The Movie 2000$167,807-3%1,423-936$118$39,250,7394Warner Bros.