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, Jun. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$4,464,099-12%3,959--$1,128$73,514,4681Fox
2Ocean's Thirteen$2,267,837-5%3,5650$636$77,500,7072Warner Bros.
3Knocked Up$2,020,280-7%2,90731$695$96,383,6203Universal
4Surf's Up$1,623,2187%3,5313$460$39,106,1172Sony / Columbia
5Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,404,635-3%3,329-673$422$278,455,6974Disney
6Shrek the Third$1,302,0793%3,505-420$371$300,967,3365Paramount / DreamWorks
7Nancy Drew$1,264,0970%2,612--$484$10,523,2641Warner Bros.
8Hostel Part II$429,649-10%2,3500$183$15,636,2952Lionsgate
9Mr. Brooks$383,973-3%1,923-530$200$24,685,0653MGM
10Spider-Man 3$305,363-1%1,822-748$168$330,934,2977Sony / Columbia