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. 15 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 15 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$4,837,033-4%4,16614$1,161$277,508,7712Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,073,997-14%3,091--$994$43,107,4641DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,676,871-6%3,08683$543$30,950,0891Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,555,196-6%2,011286$773$86,826,4333Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,316,8041%2,288-35$576$48,238,7963New Line
6Shrek 2$801,516-4%2,142-467$374$421,786,8588DreamWorks
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$800,378-8%2,444-509$327$101,354,2244Fox
8White Chicks$757,4541%2,201-599$344$60,033,0873Sony / Columbia
9The Terminal$699,786-2%2,313-469$303$68,044,9174DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$675,703-4%2,002-723$338$235,593,8666Warner Bros.