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, Aug. 4 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 4 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Village$4,009,162-16%3,730--$1,075$65,509,3221Disney
2The Bourne Supremacy$2,686,130-7%3,18015$845$107,555,7402Universal
3The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$1,833,841-4%2,867--$640$25,872,9831Paramount
4I, Robot$1,306,437-5%3,204-290$408$119,121,8373Fox
5Spider-Man 2$1,104,652-7%3,001-752$368$347,972,1665Sony / Columbia
6A Cinderella Story$918,235-4%2,350-275$391$43,100,6363Warner Bros.
7Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$851,874-10%2,135--$399$8,306,7191New Line
8Catwoman$821,563-5%3,1170$264$32,352,8102Warner Bros.
9The Notebook (2004)$533,773-2%1,506-497$354$69,850,2456New Line
10Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$521,8440%2,032-904$257$79,746,7064DreamWorks