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, Aug. 8 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 8 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Ultimatum$6,734,600-10%3,660--$1,840$92,616,2551Universal
2The Simpsons Movie$3,080,262-9%3,9264$785$138,481,1262Fox
3Hairspray (2007)$1,742,481-2%3,115-6$559$84,194,0543New Line
4Underdog$1,679,249-6%3,013--$557$16,846,6671Disney
5I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$1,464,242-6%3,289-212$445$96,570,2963Universal
6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$1,342,702-6%3,125-880$430$265,423,0624Warner Bros.
7No Reservations$1,004,825-3%2,4250$414$27,230,7172Warner Bros.
8Hot Rod$822,211-8%2,607--$315$8,042,3421Paramount
9Daddy Day Camp$773,590--2,184--$354$773,5900Sony / TriStar
10Transformers$755,539-9%2,419-930$312$298,898,0445Paramount / DreamWorks