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, Jun. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,560,418-32%2,694--$2,064$35,631,5391Fox
2Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$2,365,109-58%3,805-50$622$193,293,4003Warner Bros.
3The Terminal$2,238,041-58%2,811--$796$21,291,1991DreamWorks
4Shrek 2$1,886,313-57%3,306-537$571$380,514,2785DreamWorks
5Garfield$1,515,564-50%3,15056$481$43,872,9682Fox
6The Stepford Wives$1,213,601-43%3,0570$397$40,227,6472Paramount
7The Chronicles of Riddick$1,171,713-62%2,7570$425$43,671,3792Universal
8The Day After Tomorrow$965,284-61%2,667-543$362$168,277,0654Fox
9Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$921,254-65%2,801--$329$11,282,5301Disney
10Raising Helen$231,305-21%1,261-842$183$34,853,8124Disney