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. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$6,010,449-61%3,505--$1,715$61,424,5091Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$4,160,722-61%4,13622$1,006$121,451,0492Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$3,131,881-56%2,986--$1,049$33,647,7571Fox
4You Don't Mess with the Zohan$2,205,350-52%3,4664$636$70,965,8252Sony / Columbia
5Sex and the City$1,528,211-29%3,155-170$484$121,048,1813Warner Bros. / New Line
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$1,493,885-72%3,804-386$393$278,016,4364Paramount
7Iron Man$720,013-65%2,403-528$300$298,640,0587Paramount
8The Strangers$651,484-36%2,410-67$270$45,937,1453Universal / Rogue
9The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$437,235-59%2,308-757$189$132,340,9995Disney
10What Happens in Vegas$246,199-35%1,422-944$173$76,000,3456Fox