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, Jun. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$6,116,327-5%3,766--$1,624$86,901,9531Disney
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,153,816-2%4,1015$525$110,409,9172Fox
3Terminator Salvation$1,544,651-8%3,60272$429$95,887,5042Warner Bros.
4Drag Me to Hell$1,266,804-11%2,508--$505$20,024,5551Universal
5Star Trek$1,262,599-5%3,507-546$360$213,173,9734Paramount
6Angels & Demons$1,201,667-7%3,464-63$347$108,558,3113Sony / Columbia
7X-Men Origins: Wolverine$393,267-4%2,263-920$174$172,032,0665Fox
8Dance Flick$379,677-8%2,4599$154$20,267,7652Paramount
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$252,9110%1,450-805$174$50,744,0605Warner Bros. / New Line