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. 24 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 24 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$4,754,781-15%3,495--$1,360$44,582,2411Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$4,402,391-9%4,2850$1,027$217,083,0272Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$4,316,409-4%3,121--$1,383$36,310,4041New Line
4Transformers$2,614,572-7%3,762-288$695$268,417,7833Paramount / DreamWorks
5Ratatouille$1,789,550-4%3,402-223$526$169,174,1624Disney
6Live Free or Die Hard$916,323-1%2,727-474$336$118,114,0774Fox
7License to Wed$503,5104%2,525-190$199$39,482,5523Warner Bros.
8Evan Almighty$417,5864%1,779-918$235$94,384,8725Universal
91408$334,287-10%1,451-755$230$68,158,6425MGM / Weinstein
10Knocked Up$308,160-6%1,288-422$239$143,337,5678Universal