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 Thu, Jul. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$4,003,315-15%3,697--$1,083$49,404,5731Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$3,842,592-16%4,455130$863$237,763,3862Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$3,027,622-11%2,882--$1,051$41,481,2911Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$1,510,456-8%2,750--$549$19,542,5691Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,201,562-11%3,300-517$364$176,541,5534Fox
6The Proposal$1,012,302-5%2,779-264$364$144,036,0516Disney
7Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$959,627-7%3,237-620$296$383,505,3885Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Hangover$888,282-7%2,285-382$389$250,704,8098Warner Bros.
9Public Enemies$560,547-9%2,291-827$245$90,675,1514Universal
10BrĂ¼no$331,585-17%1,895-864$175$58,214,8973Universal