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, Jun. 12 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 12 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Swordfish$3,436,23938%2,678--$1,283$5,920,3961Warner Bros.
2Shrek$2,134,39813%3,71554$575$180,095,8424DreamWorks
3Pearl Harbor$1,735,5962%3,25541$533$147,427,6183Disney
4Evolution$1,451,607-5%2,611--$556$16,383,9031DreamWorks
5Moulin Rouge!$1,139,66618%2,2834$499$29,676,9782Fox
6The Animal$1,077,3732%2,7880$386$8,564,9142Sony / Columbia
7What's the Worst That Could Happen?$600,897-3%2,6750$225$5,090,9392MGM
8The Mummy Returns$520,453-2%2,540-664$205$189,802,6826Universal
9A Knight's Tale$258,86317%1,850-591$140$13,843,4315Sony / Columbia