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, Jun. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City$5,512,124-57%3,285--$1,678$62,549,4851Warner Bros. / New Line
2Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$3,529,625-72%4,2644$828$219,164,8042Paramount
3The Strangers$2,132,835-61%2,466--$865$23,130,9681Universal / Rogue
4Iron Man$1,230,603-67%3,650-265$337$277,397,9055Paramount
5The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$1,119,728-69%3,801-128$295$116,479,7703Disney
6What Happens in Vegas$659,770-59%3,086-102$214$66,561,5734Fox
7Baby Mama$232,565-56%1,784-374$130$56,349,8886Universal
8Speed Racer$212,019-70%2,070-1042$102$40,892,7104Warner Bros.
9Made of Honor$209,198-54%1,905-488$110$43,085,6415Sony / Columbia