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, Aug. 9 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 9 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$17,311,272--3,374--$5,131$17,311,2721Sony / Columbia
2Signs$9,335,13961%3,31046$2,820$97,598,3182Disney
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$5,182,90342%3,307--$1,567$13,511,8251Miramax / Dimension
4Austin Powers in Goldmember$4,182,39470%3,508-105$1,192$158,906,1933New Line
5Blood Work$2,347,369--2,525--$930$2,347,3691Warner Bros.
6The Master of Disguise$1,685,85544%2,5683$656$20,339,9552Sony / Columbia
7Road to Perdition$1,143,42369%2,211-121$517$81,219,5595DreamWorks
8Stuart Little 2$720,11911%2,382-713$302$51,046,3514Sony / Columbia
9Men in Black II$638,00527%2,076-826$307$185,039,1466Sony / Columbia
10K-19: The Widowmaker$282,5821%1,781-853$159$32,290,0584Paramount