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, Aug. 12 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 12 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$3,515,640-6%4,025-241$873$448,892,4984Warner Bros.
2Pineapple Express$3,281,861-15%3,072--$1,068$48,449,5211Sony / Columbia
3The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$1,947,936-2%3,77818$516$74,981,5092Universal
4The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$1,782,854-6%2,707--$659$23,300,0801Warner Bros.
5Mamma Mia!$1,550,55912%3,194132$485$107,084,1544Universal
6Step Brothers$1,371,320-5%3,18288$431$83,941,1203Sony / Columbia
7Journey to the Center of the Earth$788,9876%1,970-315$401$83,315,2885Warner Bros. / New Line
8WALL-E$564,8451%2,144-411$263$211,333,1717Disney
9Hancock$455,0073%2,258-524$202$222,625,6976Sony / Columbia
10Swing Vote$431,0865%2,2130$195$12,860,4332Disney