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 Fri, Jul. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little 2$5,285,862--3,255--$1,624$5,285,8621Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$4,567,80596%2,159362$2,116$36,460,0522DreamWorks
3Men in Black II$4,448,83570%3,64130$1,222$148,023,0363Sony / Columbia
4K-19: The Widowmaker$4,275,141--2,828--$1,512$4,275,1411Paramount
5Mr. Deeds$2,405,13454%2,823-416$852$102,722,3234Sony / Columbia
6Eight Legged Freaks$2,217,23591%2,530--$876$4,811,3681Warner Bros.
7Reign of Fire$2,202,79858%2,6290$838$24,131,3422Disney
8Halloween: Resurrection$1,860,44598%2,094140$888$18,302,4632Miramax / Dimension
9Lilo & Stitch$1,524,52111%2,127-813$717$124,981,2005Disney
10The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$1,470,55433%2,525-10$582$15,535,2942MGM