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. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$7,518,396-21%4,32550$1,738$184,976,2461Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,706,229-20%3,817-24$709$160,327,5933Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,706,069-16%3,857-436$442$369,324,2294Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,371,341-13%3,043123$451$132,225,3615Disney
5The Hangover$1,171,403-13%2,6670$439$239,385,1977Warner Bros.
6Public Enemies$1,012,820-18%3,118-3$325$82,899,2953Universal
7BrĂ¼no$939,922-24%2,7590$341$52,888,2002Universal
8Up$590,248-17%1,70620$346$281,364,5658Disney
9My Sister's Keeper$558,938-12%1,9670$284$43,202,4984Warner Bros.
10I Love You Beth Cooper$542,935-19%1,87214$290$12,121,9352Fox