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 Wed, Jun. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$4,837,8864%3,39117$1,427$158,053,0252Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$3,186,849-17%3,408--$935$61,685,1061Universal
3Bruce Almighty$1,951,514-8%3,54957$550$177,469,8893Universal
4The Italian Job$1,385,428-7%2,877244$482$44,255,3342Paramount
5The Matrix Reloaded$946,835-8%3,225-228$294$250,734,7644Warner Bros.
6Daddy Day Care$422,8454%2,713-415$156$89,646,6635Sony / Columbia
7Wrong Turn$322,194-3%1,614-1$200$10,726,1002Fox
8X2: X-Men United$315,716-3%1,946-451$162$205,210,1956Fox
9The In-Laws$210,0180%2,047-605$103$18,504,2033Warner Bros.