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 Wed, Jun. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$40,442,048--4,152--$9,740$40,442,0480Sony / Columbia
2Fahrenheit 9/11$3,353,543-11%1,1841182$2,832$35,681,3151Lionsgate
3DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,806,491-26%3,020326$598$74,540,7082Fox
4The Notebook (2004)$1,778,068-15%2,303--$772$19,503,4231New Line
5White Chicks$1,737,224-15%2,726314$637$33,452,2601Sony / Columbia
6Shrek 2$1,224,191-18%2,937-369$417$400,982,4936DreamWorks
7Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,204,752-23%3,004-801$401$215,882,7144Warner Bros.
8The Terminal$1,154,238-23%2,914103$396$45,174,4692DreamWorks
9Garfield$762,359-28%2,631-519$290$59,199,6413Fox
10Two Brothers$641,499-18%2,175--$295$8,373,0151Universal