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. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hulk$5,070,879-17%3,660--$1,385$73,313,3421Universal
2Finding Nemo$2,826,1893%3,404-21$830$234,112,0574Disney
32 Fast 2 Furious$1,271,4281%3,140-278$405$105,417,1683Universal
4Bruce Almighty$1,183,7515%3,074-403$385$212,853,1625Universal
5The Italian Job$932,84911%2,095-602$445$69,411,3954Paramount
6Rugrats Go Wild$839,5835%3,0410$276$25,436,2432Paramount
7Alex & Emma$757,17313%2,310--$328$7,538,0391Warner Bros.
8Hollywood Homicide$694,0496%2,8400$244$22,908,7892Sony / Columbia
9Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$627,104-2%2,6090$240$21,287,0192New Line
10The Matrix Reloaded$543,73311%1,850-500$294$265,437,4936Warner Bros.