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 Sat, Jun. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$13,281,04751%3,88668$3,418$178,741,6083Disney
2The Hangover$12,603,94422%3,35586$3,757$94,889,5902Warner Bros.
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$9,335,05813%3,074--$3,037$17,569,6441Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$4,112,29039%3,365-442$1,222$140,922,6984Fox
5Land of the Lost$3,587,24423%3,53413$1,015$32,332,9232Universal
6Star Trek$2,391,84055%2,638-564$907$230,368,5846Paramount
7Imagine That$2,205,00220%3,008--$733$4,042,4901Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$2,017,07441%2,650-654$761$112,583,8594Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$1,794,05949%2,436-489$736$122,098,6205Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$1,579,01515%2,273-237$695$34,235,9273Universal