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, Jul. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$23,812,468-41%4,152--$5,735$64,254,5160Sony / Columbia
2Fahrenheit 9/11$3,418,9822%1,1841182$2,888$39,100,2971Lionsgate
3The Notebook (2004)$1,812,6322%2,303--$787$21,316,0551New Line
4DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,715,696-5%3,020326$568$76,256,4042Fox
5White Chicks$1,669,142-4%2,726314$612$35,121,4021Sony / Columbia
6Shrek 2$1,323,4598%2,937-369$451$402,305,9526DreamWorks
7Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,301,8668%3,004-801$433$217,184,5804Warner Bros.
8The Terminal$1,282,84111%2,914103$440$46,457,3102DreamWorks
9Garfield$754,060-1%2,631-519$287$59,953,7013Fox
10Two Brothers$619,062-3%2,175--$285$8,992,0771Universal