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, Jul. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$7,076,5507%4,099--$1,726$80,417,7511Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$5,760,502-10%4,2340$1,361$305,525,6522Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$3,384,128-4%3,334--$1,015$47,060,6981Universal
4The Proposal$2,424,00212%3,09941$782$98,931,5073Disney
5The Hangover$1,951,347-1%3,070-455$636$208,971,9735Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,413,12812%2,6060$542$29,198,5482Warner Bros.
7Up$1,180,74114%2,656-831$445$267,033,4656Disney
8Year One$497,551-2%2,240-784$222$39,308,3633Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$376,2947%1,908-1087$197$59,237,1804Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$343,4278%1,419-831$242$168,369,0367Fox