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, Jun. 7 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 7 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$3,080,7339%3,66138$842$159,549,9983DreamWorks
2Pearl Harbor$2,347,587-3%3,2140$730$129,267,8312Disney
3The Animal$1,478,2081%2,788--$530$6,431,5711Sony / Columbia
4Moulin Rouge!$1,237,428-7%2,2792277$543$19,921,2321Fox
5What's the Worst That Could Happen?$909,6253%2,675--$340$3,873,0201MGM
6The Mummy Returns$801,39125%3,204-349$250$184,048,1425Universal
7A Knight's Tale$376,1581%2,441-523$154$13,362,8054Sony / Columbia
8Bridget Jones's Diary$205,258-9%1,301-440$158$18,469,8918Miramax
9Angel Eyes$181,057-1%2,007-400$90$6,431,3813Warner Bros.