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, Aug. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$3,210,746-13%3,014--$1,065$43,334,4691New Line
2S.W.A.T.$2,063,6851%3,22018$641$73,790,4002Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$1,752,407-1%2,97925$588$61,944,3302Disney
4Uptown Girls$1,488,303-1%2,495--$597$14,269,6941MGM
5Open Range$1,487,094-9%2,075--$717$17,165,7861Disney
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,308,6553%2,710-460$483$251,297,7156Disney
7American Wedding$1,179,9398%2,985-190$395$83,126,5633Universal
8Seabiscuit$971,5847%2,46234$395$84,893,1314Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$698,84311%3,003-385$233$98,235,5774Miramax / Dimension
10Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$388,4718%1,926-1110$202$59,825,5694Paramount