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. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four$5,085,176-7%3,602--$1,412$72,804,9751Fox
2War of the Worlds$2,984,510-3%3,9102$763$174,317,6412Paramount
3Batman Begins$1,313,3740%3,344-421$393$175,842,1014Warner Bros.
4Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,114,9370%2,781-204$401$161,953,2795Fox
5Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,109,3419%3,002-519$370$51,287,4243Disney
6Dark Water$1,062,812-4%2,657--$400$13,307,7151Disney
7Bewitched$901,3850%3,014-174$299$53,604,0173Sony / Columbia
8Madagascar$675,9786%2,162-364$313$181,121,6147DreamWorks
9Rebound$449,7445%2,4640$183$12,798,1622Fox
10Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$358,9122%1,355-404$265$371,860,9778Fox