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, Jul. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1WALL-E$7,601,905-15%3,992--$1,904$79,603,1421Disney
2Hancock$6,835,995--3,680--$1,858$6,835,9950Sony / Columbia
3Wanted (2008)$4,603,352-28%3,175--$1,450$61,911,2421Universal
4Get Smart$2,306,268-20%3,9154$589$82,667,8322Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,585,970-12%3,670-383$432$182,664,1544Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$1,039,851-21%3,349-159$310$118,222,0803Universal
7The Love Guru$603,381-32%3,0120$200$26,707,9522Paramount
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$574,757-22%2,556-615$225$301,393,4876Paramount
9Sex and the City$552,991-12%1,755-687$315$141,350,6965Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Happening$392,295-29%2,483-503$158$60,062,2913Fox