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, Jul. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1War of the Worlds$7,124,052-16%3,9080$1,823$128,321,2251Paramount
2Batman Begins$2,345,345-7%3,7650$623$159,683,6173Warner Bros.
3Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,803,1408%3,5210$512$40,561,0872Disney
4Bewitched$1,623,602-2%3,18814$509$43,857,5432Sony / Columbia
5Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,561,374-7%2,985-55$523$149,315,1894Fox
6Madagascar$1,097,7547%2,526-422$435$174,257,2056DreamWorks
7Rebound$869,8117%2,464--$353$7,684,5761Fox
8Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$574,156-6%1,759-213$326$367,685,0867Fox
9The Longest Yard (2005)$525,938-5%1,7900$294$149,768,2626Paramount
10George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$484,582-4%2,2534$215$17,743,1262Universal