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 Sun, Aug. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 3$13,031,448-24%3,778--$3,449$49,101,5611New Line
2The Bourne Ultimatum$9,251,989-30%3,68626$2,510$131,552,3372Universal
3The Simpsons Movie$3,369,469-22%3,552-374$949$152,383,1883Fox
4Stardust$2,802,854-16%2,540--$1,103$9,170,9261Paramount
5Hairspray (2007)$1,779,623-27%2,805-310$634$92,151,7864New Line
6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$1,768,533-15%2,585-540$684$272,049,7295Warner Bros.
7Underdog$1,684,624-31%3,0130$559$24,643,4302Disney
8I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$1,609,931-31%2,799-490$575$103,781,8894Universal
9No Reservations$1,046,270-31%2,053-372$510$32,023,6813Warner Bros.
10Transformers$1,019,252-21%1,803-616$565$302,869,2716Paramount / DreamWorks