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 Fri, Jun. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$19,713,334--3,985--$4,947$19,713,3341Disney
2The Break-Up$6,811,307116%3,0755$2,215$60,411,5672Universal
3The Omen (2006)$5,652,65585%2,723--$2,076$25,928,6971Fox
4X-Men: The Last Stand$4,962,706108%3,680-34$1,349$191,127,8393Fox
5The Da Vinci Code$3,048,23291%3,319-438$918$181,776,3024Sony / Columbia
6Over the Hedge$2,944,71645%3,527-466$835$122,939,4984Paramount / DreamWorks
7Mission: Impossible III$893,411103%1,908-759$468$125,366,0816Paramount
8RV$555,05860%1,622-559$342$63,564,5457Sony / Columbia
9Poseidon$551,31275%1,724-996$320$53,651,5135Warner Bros.