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, Aug. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freaky Friday (2003)$4,892,198-19%2,710--$1,805$10,897,2810Disney
2American Wedding$3,235,808-11%3,172--$1,020$49,752,5941Universal
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$2,314,9291%3,390-26$683$219,728,6754Disney
4Seabiscuit$1,912,089-3%2,421432$790$57,551,7022Universal
5Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$1,804,882-9%3,36420$537$77,313,9192Miramax / Dimension
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$1,286,823-3%3,2220$399$48,499,4192Paramount
7Bad Boys II$1,274,6870%3,022-180$422$117,052,9263Sony / Columbia
8Finding Nemo$492,197-7%1,777-248$277$322,403,73510Disney
9The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$363,054-2%2,007-525$181$60,636,8194Fox
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$333,769-4%1,760-900$190$144,368,6455Warner Bros.