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. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$10,415,057-55%4,285--$2,431$150,129,1721Warner Bros.
2Transformers$4,940,209-58%4,05039$1,220$228,951,4052Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$2,524,448-54%3,625-315$696$145,520,5183Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$1,420,355-58%3,201-210$444$104,744,2503Fox
5License to Wed$1,062,186-48%2,715111$391$31,444,3262Warner Bros.
61408$698,412-50%2,206-425$317$62,826,3924MGM / Weinstein
7Evan Almighty$674,340-52%2,697-763$250$88,462,1314Universal
8Knocked Up$504,847-53%1,710-503$295$138,723,8507Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$237,467-57%1,244-858$191$112,749,0596Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$221,406-55%1,312-1306$169$127,412,5335Fox