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, Jul. 2 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 2 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$8,801,764--3,050--$2,886$8,801,7640Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$7,550,337-44%3,940--$1,916$54,578,0241Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$4,276,963-58%3,408--$1,255$52,673,1071Fox
4Evan Almighty$2,181,853-50%3,63632$600$62,859,3612Universal
51408$1,565,668-48%2,73355$573$42,008,7272MGM / Weinstein
6Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,176,243-56%3,424-539$344$116,119,9963Fox
7Knocked Up$1,052,659-51%2,665-310$395$123,346,1585Universal
8Ocean's Thirteen$786,251-54%2,903-547$271$102,911,7674Warner Bros.
9Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$751,568-49%2,162-640$348$296,455,2716Disney
10Shrek the Third$393,078-49%2,066-756$190$314,134,2617Paramount / DreamWorks