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 Thu, Jun. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lilo & Stitch$4,965,291-3%3,191--$1,556$55,569,0971Disney
2Minority Report$3,601,247-4%3,001--$1,200$51,834,8541Fox
3Scooby-Doo$2,803,078-2%3,4470$813$111,586,6262Warner Bros.
4The Bourne Identity$1,809,745-1%2,6435$685$61,703,5062Universal
5Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,188,601-2%2,310-197$515$51,340,6333Warner Bros.
6The Sum of All Fears$803,8111%3,037-193$265$100,512,1064Paramount
7Windtalkers$754,541-2%2,8980$260$29,607,7792MGM
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$701,7361%2,107-294$333$282,583,9286Fox
9Spider-Man$608,1462%2,278-424$267$392,741,7818Sony / Columbia
10Juwanna Mann$474,256-1%1,325--$358$7,509,6621Warner Bros.