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. 20 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 20 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$2,905,176-18%3,3190$875$46,869,1011Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$1,805,580-16%3,508-354$515$477,155,7255Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$1,271,605-19%3,003-69$423$67,151,6972Sony / Columbia
4Mamma Mia!$1,080,217-6%2,771-260$390$119,170,2725Universal
5Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,079,189-19%3,452--$313$18,394,6701Warner Bros.
6Mirrors$906,955-20%2,664--$340$14,369,0891Fox
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$838,872-17%2,603-104$322$34,744,2252Warner Bros.
8The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$807,265-19%3,363-415$240$88,969,7643Universal
9Step Brothers$609,606-16%2,369-615$257$92,714,5744Sony / Columbia
10The Rocker$577,147--2,627--$220$577,1470Fox