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 Tue, Jun. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$5,528,6610%3,35586$1,648$115,829,9822Warner Bros.
2Up$3,978,70810%3,88668$1,024$195,017,6033Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$2,427,6794%3,074--$790$28,128,3601Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,326,83917%3,365-442$394$145,922,6174Fox
5Land of the Lost$1,289,8366%3,53413$365$37,333,6842Universal
6Imagine That$744,01617%3,008--$247$6,884,3461Paramount
7Star Trek$734,4009%2,638-564$278$233,292,8956Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$658,5156%2,650-654$248$115,204,1574Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$557,71312%2,436-489$229$124,269,1395Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$534,5532%2,273-237$235$36,270,6713Universal