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 Tue, Jun. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Smart$4,772,810-7%3,911--$1,220$48,576,4091Warner Bros.
2Kung Fu Panda$2,875,813-5%4,053-83$710$161,736,7223Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Incredible Hulk$2,333,749-12%3,5083$665$102,037,6922Universal
4The Love Guru$1,539,107-14%3,012--$511$17,236,4041Paramount
5The Happening$1,150,088-11%2,9860$385$53,197,0862Fox
6Sex and the City$1,001,9558%2,442-713$410$134,384,8434Warner Bros. / New Line
7Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$978,239-5%3,171-633$308$292,966,3775Paramount
8You Don't Mess with the Zohan$950,189-6%3,278-188$290$86,269,4993Sony / Columbia
9Iron Man$512,017-7%1,912-491$268$305,881,3318Paramount
10The Strangers$284,117-7%1,578-832$180$50,349,4894Universal / Rogue