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 Wed, Jun. 5 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 5 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sum of All Fears$2,671,646-15%3,183--$839$40,366,5201Paramount
2Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$2,104,656-8%3,1610$666$238,922,1953Fox
3Spider-Man$1,521,163-8%3,646-230$417$358,503,8345Sony / Columbia
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$1,469,4898%3,36245$437$42,772,4352DreamWorks
5Insomnia (2002)$1,038,477-9%2,6100$398$44,870,8042Warner Bros.
6Undercover Brother$965,967-14%2,167--$446$15,279,1261Universal
7Enough$682,994-15%2,6230$260$29,327,8862Sony / Columbia
8About a Boy$501,036-6%1,7567$285$29,313,6233Universal
9Unfaithful$371,897-5%1,701-700$219$46,779,0524Fox
10The New Guy$183,458-1%1,676-698$109$27,357,5874Sony / Columbia