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 Mon, Jul. 6 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 6 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$6,608,120-50%4,099--$1,612$73,341,2011Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$6,406,244-53%4,2340$1,513$299,765,1502Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$3,534,417-57%3,334--$1,060$43,676,5701Universal
4The Proposal$2,170,751-47%3,09941$700$96,507,5053Disney
5The Hangover$1,977,052-50%3,070-455$644$207,020,6265Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,266,185-37%2,6060$486$27,785,4202Warner Bros.
7Up$1,035,982-47%2,656-831$390$265,852,7246Disney
8Year One$509,245-39%2,240-784$227$38,810,8123Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$353,015-56%1,908-1087$185$58,860,8864Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$317,562-46%1,419-831$224$168,025,6097Fox