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. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$6,655,9221%3,269--$2,036$65,884,1231Warner Bros.
2Up$4,718,380-4%3,81852$1,236$151,535,7312Disney
3Land of the Lost$1,637,926-8%3,521--$465$24,158,3541Universal
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,616,1670%3,807-294$425$132,023,9323Fox
5Star Trek$909,055-2%3,202-305$284$225,474,4815Paramount
6Terminator Salvation$866,693-4%3,304-298$262$108,273,9333Warner Bros.
7Drag Me to Hell$727,917-7%2,5102$290$30,539,9992Universal
8Angels & Demons$713,576-9%2,925-539$244$118,376,0644Sony / Columbia
9My Life in Ruins$361,139-12%1,164--$310$4,310,2441Fox Searchlight
10X-Men Origins: Wolverine$214,960-1%1,391-872$155$174,996,1926Fox