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 Mon, Jun. 4 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 4 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pearl Harbor$2,731,794-66%3,2140$850$121,585,0882Disney
2Shrek$2,482,480-72%3,66138$678$150,844,4783DreamWorks
3The Animal$1,703,918--2,788--$611$1,703,9181Sony / Columbia
4Moulin Rouge!$1,393,366-60%2,2792277$611$15,788,8581Fox
5What's the Worst That Could Happen?$1,050,373--2,675--$393$1,050,3731MGM
6The Mummy Returns$689,687-68%3,204-349$215$181,870,0695Universal
7A Knight's Tale$352,028--2,441-523$144$12,179,7874Sony / Columbia
8Bridget Jones's Diary$192,917--1,301-440$148$17,786,9308Miramax
9Angel Eyes$182,666--2,007-400$91$5,855,3583Warner Bros.