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, Jun. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$5,185,7423%3,35586$1,546$126,066,7202Warner Bros.
2Up$3,939,1103%3,88668$1,014$202,773,1703Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$1,940,571-1%3,074--$631$32,032,3401Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,402,6536%3,365-442$417$148,652,7654Fox
5Land of the Lost$1,182,3250%3,53413$335$39,699,7342Universal
6Star Trek$751,7337%2,638-564$285$234,745,2146Paramount
7Imagine That$688,9412%3,008--$229$8,251,6031Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$633,5314%2,650-654$239$116,446,8644Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$550,3126%2,436-489$226$125,340,6385Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$500,3762%2,273-237$220$37,260,4553Universal