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 Mon, Aug. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Wedding$5,027,903-49%3,172--$1,585$38,398,1591Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$2,841,468-51%3,390-26$838$212,373,5164Disney
3Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$2,548,632-56%3,36420$758$71,059,9922Miramax / Dimension
4Seabiscuit$2,227,656-59%2,421432$920$51,450,7912Universal
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$1,672,834-50%3,2220$519$44,272,8502Paramount
6Bad Boys II$1,627,591-59%3,022-180$539$112,974,1873Sony / Columbia
7Finding Nemo$682,730-44%1,777-248$384$320,703,13910Disney
8The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$471,952-52%2,007-525$235$59,427,2004Fox
9Johnny English$460,765-42%1,771-465$260$23,935,4783Universal
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$414,478-57%1,910-750$217$143,272,7315Warner Bros.