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 Fri, Jun. 13 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$21,468,404--3,505--$6,125$21,468,4041Universal
2The Happening$13,091,301--2,986--$4,384$13,091,3011Fox
3Kung Fu Panda$10,036,55386%4,13622$2,427$93,713,7022Paramount / DreamWorks
4You Don't Mess with the Zohan$5,492,03894%3,4664$1,585$57,882,7202Sony / Columbia
5Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$3,752,38585%3,804-386$986$265,533,3854Paramount
6Sex and the City$3,591,42843%3,155-170$1,138$113,324,3983Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Strangers$1,470,94375%2,410-67$610$42,732,1593Universal / Rogue
8Iron Man$1,466,51675%2,403-528$610$293,764,2637Paramount
9The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$894,01235%2,308-757$387$129,632,8365Disney
10What Happens in Vegas$595,16837%1,422-944$419$74,682,0026Fox