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 Fri, Jul. 6 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$22,656,06218%4,011--$5,648$107,560,3111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$9,430,59320%3,9400$2,394$89,947,4842Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$5,450,22850%3,4113$1,598$72,142,2862Fox
4License to Wed$3,677,66866%2,604--$1,412$11,094,9271Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,906,83240%3,460-176$840$72,893,0023Universal
61408$2,375,16858%2,631-102$903$49,025,2433MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$1,659,76754%2,213-452$750$128,528,5746Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,326,84036%2,618-806$507$120,966,5704Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,097,20951%2,102-801$522$106,721,6505Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$958,05236%1,869-293$513$299,675,6617Disney