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, Aug. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$2,698,743-7%3,3190$813$49,567,8441Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$1,726,575-4%3,508-354$492$478,882,3005Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$1,175,130-8%3,003-69$391$68,326,8272Sony / Columbia
4Mamma Mia!$983,099-9%2,771-260$355$120,153,3715Universal
5Star Wars: The Clone Wars$942,290-13%3,452--$273$19,336,9601Warner Bros.
6Mirrors$832,043-8%2,664--$312$15,201,1321Fox
7The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$773,866-4%3,363-415$230$89,743,6303Universal
8The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$771,088-8%2,603-104$296$35,515,3132Warner Bros.
9Step Brothers$566,632-7%2,369-615$239$93,281,2064Sony / Columbia
10The Rocker$473,380-18%2,627--$180$1,050,5270Fox