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 Tue, Jul. 3 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$27,851,531216%4,011--$6,944$36,653,2950Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$7,877,8954%3,940--$1,999$62,455,9191Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$4,440,4684%3,408--$1,303$57,113,5751Fox
4License to Wed$2,241,938--2,401--$934$2,241,9380Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,217,6202%3,592-12$617$65,076,9812Universal
61408$1,524,487-3%2,631-47$579$43,533,2142MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$1,112,4056%2,181-794$510$124,458,5635Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,075,093-9%2,708-1255$397$117,195,0893Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$831,2136%2,241-1209$371$103,742,9804Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$730,473-3%1,834-968$398$297,185,7446Disney