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 Mon, Jun. 18 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 18 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$5,896,799-64%3,959--$1,489$63,948,8891Fox
2Ocean's Thirteen$2,411,700-60%3,5650$676$72,844,3692Warner Bros.
3Knocked Up$2,180,285-44%2,90731$750$92,197,6813Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,462,443-64%3,329-673$439$275,608,4074Disney
5Surf's Up$1,345,764-53%3,5313$381$35,968,8872Sony / Columbia
6Nancy Drew$1,166,751-23%2,612--$447$7,996,9241Warner Bros.
7Shrek the Third$1,154,467-59%3,505-420$329$298,401,7185Paramount / DreamWorks
8Hostel Part II$520,097-43%2,3500$221$14,728,9042Lionsgate
9Mr. Brooks$379,653-59%1,923-530$197$23,905,1393MGM
10Spider-Man 3$302,079-63%1,822-748$166$330,319,9557Sony / Columbia