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, Aug. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$2,274,671-12%3,6970$615$74,068,7342Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,192,625-9%4,393-62$499$262,804,7753Warner Bros.
3Funny People$2,150,981-20%3,007--$715$30,612,7281Universal
4The Ugly Truth$1,745,166-15%2,8820$606$60,442,6382Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$1,040,235-12%3,106--$335$11,263,5801Fox
6Orphan$947,326-12%2,7500$344$30,191,9292Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$756,947-8%2,757-543$275$184,416,7175Fox
8The Proposal$725,276-7%2,435-344$298$151,194,1537Disney
9The Hangover$668,552-3%2,071-214$323$257,947,1329Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$596,458-8%2,626-611$227$390,110,1226Paramount / DreamWorks