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, Jul. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$9,992,55354%4,1330$2,418$296,676,4853Disney
2Monster House$7,362,582--3,553--$2,072$7,362,5821Sony / Columbia
3Lady in the Water$6,851,073--3,235--$2,118$6,851,0731Warner Bros.
4Clerks II$4,020,253--2,150--$1,870$4,020,2531MGM / Weinstein
5You, Me and Dupree$3,983,78458%3,1376$1,270$36,517,3752Universal
6Little Man$3,320,38282%2,5374$1,309$32,931,4222Sony / Columbia
7My Super Ex-Girlfriend$2,731,358--2,702--$1,011$2,731,3581Fox
8The Devil Wears Prada$2,175,55433%2,248-562$968$92,321,6214Fox
9Superman Returns$1,961,75118%2,826-939$694$172,933,8044Warner Bros.
10Cars$1,360,07815%2,410-593$564$225,894,4127Disney