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. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Live Free or Die Hard$9,111,022--3,172--$2,872$9,111,0220Fox
2Evan Almighty$3,370,304-9%3,604--$935$42,185,1961Universal
31408$1,999,776-16%2,678--$747$27,794,2431MGM / Weinstein
4Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,870,313-15%3,9634$472$103,920,3252Fox
5Knocked Up$1,315,148-12%2,859-48$460$113,688,4984Universal
6Ocean's Thirteen$1,101,860-20%3,361-204$328$94,979,1033Warner Bros.
7Surf's Up$1,020,510-3%2,925-606$349$50,278,7463Sony / Columbia
8Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$887,468-8%2,544-785$349$289,839,6895Disney
9Nancy Drew$841,4334%2,574-38$327$18,502,9132Warner Bros.
10Shrek the Third$797,330-4%2,822-683$283$310,251,1986Paramount / DreamWorks