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 Tue, Jul. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little 2$2,553,04013%3,255--$784$19,930,5971Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$2,008,7656%2,159362$930$51,212,4242DreamWorks
3Men in Black II$1,889,8446%3,64130$519$161,800,9513Sony / Columbia
4K-19: The Widowmaker$1,406,3682%2,828--$497$15,569,2841Paramount
5Mr. Deeds$1,260,00512%2,823-416$446$110,011,0024Sony / Columbia
6Reign of Fire$1,034,7662%2,6290$394$31,295,6752Disney
7Lilo & Stitch$822,89610%2,127-813$387$130,001,6415Disney
8Eight Legged Freaks$763,431-3%2,530--$302$10,628,6551Warner Bros.
9The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$750,95113%2,525-10$297$20,229,2842MGM
10Halloween: Resurrection$661,032-2%2,094140$316$23,300,8962Miramax / Dimension