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 Sat, Jun. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$10,567,930-7%2,694--$3,923$21,897,8201Fox
2The Terminal$7,587,66223%2,811--$2,699$13,736,0381DreamWorks
3Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$7,109,27834%3,805-50$1,868$185,310,8413Warner Bros.
4Shrek 2$5,398,73130%3,306-537$1,633$374,240,2255DreamWorks
5Garfield$4,652,62928%3,15056$1,477$39,303,2252Fox
6The Stepford Wives$3,534,00014%3,0570$1,156$36,898,1532Paramount
7The Chronicles of Riddick$3,487,30122%2,7570$1,265$39,425,3142Universal
8The Day After Tomorrow$3,267,68139%2,667-543$1,225$164,834,0384Fox
9Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$2,763,11528%2,801--$986$7,704,0941Disney
10Troy$695,11639%1,303-700$533$128,452,0366Warner Bros.