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, Jun. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hulk$16,305,925-24%3,660--$4,455$62,129,8001Universal
2Finding Nemo$6,598,690-20%3,404-21$1,939$228,553,3544Disney
32 Fast 2 Furious$3,045,871-30%3,140-278$970$102,889,1143Universal
4Bruce Almighty$2,659,892-34%3,074-403$865$210,546,9625Universal
5The Italian Job$2,102,041-28%2,095-602$1,003$67,637,3824Paramount
6Rugrats Go Wild$2,077,649-25%3,0410$683$23,798,7002Paramount
7Hollywood Homicide$1,635,352-32%2,8400$576$21,562,2212Sony / Columbia
8Alex & Emma$1,511,412-34%2,310--$654$6,111,2931Warner Bros.
9Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$1,255,621-19%2,6090$481$20,021,9632New Line
10The Matrix Reloaded$1,210,040-26%1,850-500$654$264,405,0656Warner Bros.