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, Jul. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$2,552,770-12%3,61154$707$140,958,1852Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$2,385,086-8%1,797--$1,327$29,561,2811DreamWorks
3Mr. Deeds$1,505,020-11%3,2398$465$98,759,9223Sony / Columbia
4Eight Legged Freaks$1,432,101--2,402--$596$1,432,1010Warner Bros.
5Reign of Fire$1,418,777-16%2,629--$540$20,538,6231Disney
6Lilo & Stitch$1,279,7671%2,940-282$435$122,083,5114Disney
7The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$1,114,718-6%2,525--$441$12,958,4891MGM
8Like Mike$1,005,721-7%2,280-130$441$35,848,0302Fox
9Halloween: Resurrection$888,188-17%1,954--$455$15,500,9381Miramax / Dimension
10Minority Report$839,940-12%2,291-438$367$112,807,6524Fox