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, Jun. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$3,568,276-2%3,8550$926$172,900,5012Warner Bros.
2Shrek 2$2,841,7002%3,843-288$739$364,685,2654DreamWorks
3Garfield$2,220,669-3%3,094--$718$31,016,7911Fox
4The Stepford Wives$2,153,6080%3,057--$704$30,252,9791Paramount
5The Chronicles of Riddick$1,915,772-7%2,757--$695$33,084,4721Universal
6The Day After Tomorrow$1,444,5691%3,077-367$469$159,207,6013Fox
7Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$1,360,707-5%2,612--$521$2,785,8510Disney
8Raising Helen$490,7963%1,633-1088$301$33,329,4873Disney
9Troy$403,1603%2,003-747$201$127,255,5955Warner Bros.