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, Jul. 10 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 10 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cats & Dogs$3,018,72314%3,040--$993$19,723,0341Warner Bros.
2Scary Movie 2$2,687,217-8%3,220--$835$40,118,5601Miramax / Dimension
3The Fast and the Furious$1,720,8659%2,79875$615$104,685,2503Universal
4A.I. Artificial Intelligence$1,506,8014%3,2420$465$62,526,9182Warner Bros.
5Kiss of the Dragon$1,408,5464%2,025--$696$2,759,7311Fox
6Dr. Dolittle 2$1,389,20214%3,028-25$459$24,569,4883Fox
7Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$866,81213%3,010-339$288$64,155,2194Paramount
8Shrek$837,71018%2,107-597$398$242,105,3398DreamWorks
9Atlantis: The Lost Empire$736,28515%2,272-758$324$34,425,0084Disney
10crazy/beautiful$614,3264%1,6032$383$4,669,3252Disney