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 Sun, Jul. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$13,643,91628%4,2340$3,222$293,358,9062Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$13,170,36116%4,099--$3,213$66,733,0811Fox
3Public Enemies$8,268,95621%3,334--$2,480$40,142,1531Universal
4The Proposal$4,082,82614%3,09941$1,317$94,336,7543Disney
5The Hangover$3,964,65441%3,070-455$1,291$205,043,5745Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,998,84149%2,6060$767$26,519,2352Warner Bros.
7Up$1,969,9538%2,656-831$742$264,816,7426Disney
8Year One$829,14049%2,240-784$370$38,301,5673Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$796,3201%1,908-1087$417$58,507,8714Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$592,5603%1,419-831$418$167,708,0477Fox