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 Sat, Jun. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evan Almighty$11,424,2840%3,604--$3,170$22,830,5541Universal
2Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$7,965,50627%3,9634$2,010$91,683,2262Fox
31408$7,372,870-4%2,678--$2,753$15,020,3471MGM / Weinstein
4Ocean's Thirteen$4,677,17633%3,450-115$1,356$87,870,3273Warner Bros.
5Knocked Up$4,343,52226%2,97568$1,460$106,140,8794Universal
6Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$2,940,01642%2,802-527$1,049$284,813,7615Disney
7Surf's Up$2,588,89623%3,309-222$782$45,305,8953Sony / Columbia
8Shrek the Third$2,307,35632%2,822-683$818$306,215,6796Paramount / DreamWorks
9Nancy Drew$1,671,3999%2,6120$640$14,894,4192Warner Bros.
10A Mighty Heart$1,641,98536%1,355--$1,212$2,849,9621Paramount Vantage