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, Jul. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$7,351,060-2%3,269--$2,249$85,481,9281Disney
2The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$2,454,873-4%3,002--$818$28,088,8141Fox
3Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$2,211,0382%3,5040$631$114,692,8482Warner Bros.
4Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$1,751,6346%3,37525$519$66,299,9782MGM
5Finding Nemo$1,404,0358%2,643-259$531$293,778,5247Disney
6Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$1,048,37010%3,202-283$327$83,532,5903Sony / Columbia
7Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$691,8799%3,0860$224$20,131,7192DreamWorks
828 Days Later$646,8580%1,396-11$463$29,743,3783Fox Searchlight
9Hulk$502,5683%2,575-716$195$125,663,5414Universal
10The Italian Job$408,59712%1,364-220$300$89,606,6827Paramount