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, Aug. 13 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 13 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$6,503,822--3,319--$1,960$6,503,8220Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$3,002,511-15%3,862-266$777$451,895,0094Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$2,382,864-27%3,0720$776$50,832,3851Sony / Columbia
4The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$1,567,190-20%3,77818$415$76,548,6992Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$1,536,867-14%2,70740$568$24,836,9471Warner Bros.
6Mamma Mia!$1,470,701-5%3,031-31$485$108,554,8554Universal
7Step Brothers$1,015,878-26%2,984-125$340$84,956,9983Sony / Columbia
8Journey to the Center of the Earth$691,397-12%1,778-297$389$84,006,6855Warner Bros. / New Line
9WALL-E$502,067-11%1,803-341$278$211,835,2387Disney
10Swing Vote$354,481-18%2,106-107$168$13,214,9142Disney