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 Tue, Jul. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$5,546,730-13%3,420--$1,622$64,089,5381Fox
2Spider-Man 2$2,908,848-4%4,058-108$717$308,209,4353Sony / Columbia
3A Cinderella Story$2,137,147-8%2,625--$814$18,071,9481Warner Bros.
4Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$1,855,956-8%3,10413$598$60,838,3282DreamWorks
5Fahrenheit 9/11$1,179,4916%2,004-7$589$96,295,7984Lionsgate
6The Notebook (2004)$1,100,9949%2,089-199$527$56,001,3944New Line
7King Arthur (2004)$1,060,2951%3,0860$344$40,218,4372Disney
8DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$544,028-4%1,945-499$280$106,278,3825Fox
9Shrek 2$536,4441%1,857-285$289$426,086,6999DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$448,9092%1,460-542$307$239,242,3597Warner Bros.