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. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sum of All Fears$3,361,984-57%3,183--$1,056$34,541,0441Paramount
2Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$2,215,118-66%3,1610$701$234,538,7373Fox
3Spider-Man$1,507,821-64%3,646-230$414$355,330,4985Sony / Columbia
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$1,186,776-69%3,36245$353$39,936,2432DreamWorks
5Undercover Brother$1,147,896-64%2,167--$530$13,185,5871Universal
6Insomnia (2002)$1,077,082-59%2,6100$413$42,690,1602Warner Bros.
7Enough$694,556-61%2,6230$265$27,843,7792Sony / Columbia
8About a Boy$429,974-60%1,7567$245$28,277,7253Universal
9Unfaithful$339,309-56%1,701-700$199$46,013,7724Fox
10The New Guy$168,773-55%1,676-698$101$26,988,5434Sony / Columbia