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. 31 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 31 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$8,402,784-4%4,306-60$1,951$351,089,4802Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$3,433,948-5%3,094--$1,110$46,664,9771Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$3,080,470-4%2,99014$1,030$74,856,1292Universal
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,493,6542%2,688-142$556$66,270,0773Warner Bros. / New Line
5WALL-E$1,077,5321%3,044-266$354$199,477,6395Disney
6Hancock$1,051,7180%3,309-467$318$210,796,3724Sony / Columbia
7Space Chimps$810,063-1%2,53827$319$19,253,2592Fox
8The X-Files: I Want to Believe$783,023-7%3,185--$246$13,632,3411Fox
9Hellboy II: The Golden Army$648,0010%3,018-194$215$68,744,1773Universal
10Wanted (2008)$349,593-3%1,750-683$200$130,081,5815Universal