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. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$4,831,596-5%3,35990$1,438$153,704,6622Disney
2Bad Boys II$4,151,166-6%3,186--$1,303$66,451,8681Sony / Columbia
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$1,220,053-7%3,0020$406$47,855,4282Fox
4Finding Nemo$1,162,370-9%2,480-163$469$308,727,2388Disney
5Johnny English$1,072,139-13%2,236--$479$14,106,8051Universal
6Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$1,026,367-6%3,404-100$302$132,397,1003Warner Bros.
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$915,609-10%3,205-170$286$79,466,9523MGM
8How to Deal$671,508-13%2,319--$290$9,165,7091New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$545,137-9%2,261-941$241$91,612,4224Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$398,16610%1,310-68$304$34,963,5104Fox Searchlight