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. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$5,592,955-43%3,495--$1,600$39,827,4601Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$4,814,652-52%4,2850$1,124$212,680,6362Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$4,515,257-37%3,121--$1,447$31,993,9951New Line
4Transformers$2,824,263-56%3,762-288$751$265,803,2113Paramount / DreamWorks
5Ratatouille$1,866,530-41%3,402-223$549$167,384,6124Disney
6Live Free or Die Hard$927,336-55%2,727-474$340$117,197,7544Fox
7License to Wed$482,924-44%2,525-190$191$38,979,0423Warner Bros.
8Evan Almighty$401,042-44%1,779-918$225$93,967,2865Universal
91408$369,652-50%1,451-755$255$67,824,3555MGM / Weinstein
10Knocked Up$328,200-47%1,288-422$255$143,029,4078Universal