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 Fri, Jun. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1White Chicks$6,846,590108%2,726--$2,512$14,350,5121Sony / Columbia
2DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$6,549,03372%3,020326$2,169$55,219,8132Fox
3The Notebook (2004)$5,245,840--2,303--$2,278$5,245,8401New Line
4The Terminal$4,150,11698%2,914103$1,424$32,053,9902DreamWorks
5Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$3,409,28752%3,404-401$1,002$203,702,8374Warner Bros.
6Shrek 2$3,148,18361%2,937-369$1,072$389,718,4876DreamWorks
7Garfield$2,417,85454%2,880-270$840$51,188,7593Fox
8Two Brothers$2,131,388--2,175--$980$2,131,3881Universal
9The Stepford Wives$1,685,43749%2,437-620$692$45,488,9093Paramount
10The Day After Tomorrow$1,426,68378%2,212-455$645$172,299,2865Fox