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 Wed, Jul. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$6,148,239-13%4,09967$1,500$86,565,9901Fox
2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$4,903,011-15%4,2340$1,158$310,428,6632Paramount / DreamWorks
3Public Enemies$2,850,993-16%3,33415$855$49,911,6911Universal
4The Proposal$2,204,106-9%3,09938$711$101,135,6133Disney
5The Hangover$1,824,963-6%3,070-54$594$210,796,9365Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,275,587-10%2,6060$489$30,474,1352Warner Bros.
7Up$1,085,400-8%2,6560$409$268,118,8656Disney
8Year One$463,732-7%2,240-130$207$39,772,0953Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$336,695-11%1,908-163$176$59,573,8754Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$332,737-3%1,41958$234$168,701,7737Fox