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 Sun, Aug. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$11,960,343-21%3,374--$3,545$44,505,7961Sony / Columbia
2Signs$8,653,914-25%3,31046$2,614$117,717,8382Disney
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$5,031,907-23%3,307--$1,522$25,040,8401Miramax / Dimension
4Austin Powers in Goldmember$3,773,862-26%3,508-105$1,076$167,783,5673New Line
5Blood Work$2,082,146-28%2,525--$825$7,313,0951Warner Bros.
6The Master of Disguise$1,481,712-24%2,5683$577$23,762,1072Sony / Columbia
7Road to Perdition$1,270,927-29%2,211-121$575$84,280,6355DreamWorks
8Stuart Little 2$885,406-17%2,382-713$372$53,001,0604Sony / Columbia
9Men in Black II$551,255-36%2,076-826$266$186,457,6306Sony / Columbia
10The Country Bears$264,873-20%1,260-1293$210$14,326,1213Disney