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, Jun. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$3,967,51111%3,42534$1,158$199,037,1483Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$2,120,4720%3,41810$620$87,824,3852Universal
3Bruce Almighty$1,773,02010%3,477-72$510$197,210,8554Universal
4The Italian Job$1,304,7548%2,697-180$484$57,915,9843Paramount
5Rugrats Go Wild$1,281,74013%3,041--$421$13,970,8871Paramount
6Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$1,255,784-7%2,609--$481$13,458,6591New Line
7Hollywood Homicide$1,188,2495%2,840--$418$13,435,3381Sony / Columbia
8The Matrix Reloaded$766,2649%2,350-875$326$258,962,8745Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$343,46722%1,982-731$173$92,952,2986Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$241,3849%1,316-734$183$207,768,8977Fox