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 Thu, Jul. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$11,875,914-5%3,355--$3,540$28,347,1830Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$7,140,196-22%3,350--$2,131$16,286,3590MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$3,477,19615%3,485--$998$53,060,1791Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$2,675,61521%2,902-502$922$263,880,2345Disney
5Hulk$1,954,48519%3,601-59$543$108,788,0172Universal
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$1,659,6979%3,086--$538$3,183,4710DreamWorks
728 Days Later$1,082,19824%1,318--$821$14,549,7181Fox Searchlight
8Bruce Almighty$829,99721%1,997-1077$416$224,640,3246Universal
9The Italian Job$799,14734%1,584-511$505$79,704,4225Paramount
102 Fast 2 Furious$609,30318%1,895-1245$322$116,795,2624Universal