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, Aug. 21 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 21 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$2,735,4554%3,0729$890$92,656,1582Universal
2Rush Hour 2$2,420,2726%3,080-38$786$170,637,2333New Line
3Rat Race$1,517,7440%2,550--$595$14,693,6721Paramount
4The Princess Diaries$1,507,3492%2,72620$553$73,229,4463Disney
5The Others$1,474,9322%2,153475$685$35,089,5852Miramax
6Planet of the Apes (2001)$857,9669%3,060-341$280$162,887,3474Fox
7Captain Corelli's Mandolin$813,22412%1,595--$510$8,747,7011Universal
8Jurassic Park III$528,9115%2,516-659$210$169,361,9945Universal