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 Thu, Jul. 17 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$2,906,157-8%3,9650$733$177,504,6982Sony / Columbia
2Journey to the Center of the Earth$2,296,439-7%2,811--$817$31,166,1851Warner Bros. / New Line
3Hellboy II: The Golden Army$2,290,847-14%3,204--$715$46,408,9491Universal
4WALL-E$2,202,594-7%3,849-143$572$172,663,5243Disney
5Wanted (2008)$1,231,301-12%3,157-28$390$118,251,4193Universal
6Get Smart$912,330-5%3,086-488$296$115,487,2454Warner Bros.
7Kung Fu Panda$611,408-5%2,704-643$226$204,755,7656Paramount / DreamWorks
8Meet Dave$541,897-10%3,011--$180$7,740,1231Fox
9Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$450,0010%1,8496$243$12,817,1814Picturehouse
10Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$282,937-3%1,664-528$170$311,610,8728Paramount