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 Wed, Jul. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$18,377,333-12%4,366--$4,209$222,152,1791Warner Bros.
2Mamma Mia!$4,330,431-2%2,976--$1,455$40,608,7471Universal
3Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,902,6194%2,83019$672$48,858,8362Warner Bros. / New Line
4Hancock$1,629,814-5%3,776-189$432$196,566,3673Sony / Columbia
5WALL-E$1,605,2324%3,310-539$485$187,313,9174Disney
6Space Chimps$1,182,2975%2,511--$471$10,474,1511Fox
7Hellboy II: The Golden Army$1,060,372-8%3,2128$330$59,917,4172Universal
8Wanted (2008)$632,438-2%2,433-724$260$125,257,1084Universal
9Get Smart$584,102-1%2,135-951$274$121,345,1105Warner Bros.
10Kung Fu Panda$354,20510%1,505-1199$235$207,576,0127Paramount / DreamWorks