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, Jul. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$4,358,111-11%3,5570$1,225$108,279,1901Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,074,281-9%3,2310$642$83,132,7692Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$1,724,995-7%3,2220$535$110,384,8513Disney
4Like Mike$1,400,644-5%2,410100$581$24,889,7431Fox
5Minority Report$1,330,825-7%2,729-71$488$102,922,9953Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,004,744-7%2,5120$400$93,263,6054Universal
7Scooby-Doo$882,187-5%3,2570$271$141,242,4324Warner Bros.
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$543,9920%2,7921000$195$62,848,8255Warner Bros.
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$428,176-10%2,34050$183$8,002,3641Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$336,768-4%1,5920$212$113,133,7516Paramount