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. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$2,549,126-7%3,834-299$665$366,388,5664Disney
2Miami Vice$2,401,783-14%3,021--$795$33,955,2641Universal
3John Tucker Must Die$1,886,631-16%2,560--$737$20,860,5801Fox
4Monster House$1,804,471-1%3,5530$508$49,287,7082Sony / Columbia
5The Ant Bully$1,601,7456%3,050--$525$12,809,1801Warner Bros.
6You, Me and Dupree$1,027,587-4%2,820-317$364$62,234,3363Universal
7Lady in the Water$911,467-7%3,2350$282$35,072,3472Warner Bros.
8The Devil Wears Prada$815,4210%1,778-470$459$108,896,6085Fox
9My Super Ex-Girlfriend$600,535-3%2,7020$222$18,559,2462Fox
10Clerks II$593,483-8%2,1500$276$20,458,2452MGM / Weinstein