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.
|#||Title||Mon, Jul. 20 2009||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||$9,924,840||-54%||4,325||--||$2,295||$167,946,133||1||Warner Bros.|
|2||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||$2,375,724||-52%||3,817||-285||$622||$154,240,542||3||Fox|
|3||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||$1,775,425||-55%||3,857||-436||$460||$365,587,412||4||Paramount / DreamWorks|
|6||The Hangover||$1,118,357||-51%||2,667||-335||$419||$236,869,583||7||Warner Bros.|
|8||I Love You Beth Cooper||$548,597||-27%||1,872||14||$293||$10,912,034||2||Fox|
|9||My Sister's Keeper||$496,606||-39%||1,967||-477||$252||$42,006,087||4||Warner Bros.|