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, Aug. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$2,533,6462%3,38814$748$88,975,4122Sony / Columbia
2Signs$2,251,4424%3,34434$673$154,930,2823Disney
3Blue Crush$1,666,225-1%3,002--$555$17,516,0861Universal
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,491,7356%3,3070$451$48,862,6642Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,263,65410%3,113-395$406$185,855,7244New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,023,57228%1,064341$962$41,123,90918IFC Films
7Blood Work$550,2939%2,5250$218$16,365,7112Warner Bros.
8The Master of Disguise$482,1827%2,137-431$226$31,223,1693Sony / Columbia
9Road to Perdition$429,9108%1,914-297$225$91,140,2766DreamWorks
10Stuart Little 2$341,62711%1,714-668$199$57,722,1535Sony / Columbia