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, Jul. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$5,864,498-58%3,557--$1,649$93,107,0671Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,512,722-51%3,2310$778$76,125,5342Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$1,750,117-51%3,2220$543$104,767,6013Disney
4Like Mike$1,507,588-56%2,410--$626$20,427,2101Fox
5Minority Report$1,463,460-59%2,729-272$536$98,584,8423Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,017,091-60%2,512-151$405$90,036,2944Universal
7Scooby-Doo$871,687-56%3,257-190$268$138,399,8144Warner Bros.
8The Powerpuff Girls Movie$463,869-57%2,340--$198$6,591,1221Warner Bros.
9Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$428,261-44%1,792-375$239$61,215,4685Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$351,975-63%1,592-894$221$112,075,4496Paramount