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, Jul. 11 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 11 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$44,232,754--4,181--$10,579$44,232,7540Warner Bros.
2Transformers$7,003,365-15%4,0110$1,746$180,591,1041Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$3,921,698-6%3,625-315$1,082$121,674,3552Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$1,746,893-16%3,215-193$543$90,421,1222Fox
5License to Wed$1,272,307-6%2,604203$489$21,884,9411Warner Bros.
6Evan Almighty$972,058-20%2,702-890$360$82,082,3663Universal
71408$787,834-13%2,294-337$343$56,466,9163MGM / Weinstein
8Knocked Up$565,510-16%1,713-468$330$134,029,5976Universal
9Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$311,944-41%1,392-1316$224$125,271,6184Fox
10Ocean's Thirteen$297,446-26%1,465-776$203$110,259,1885Warner Bros.