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. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$4,809,999-19%4,007--$1,200$71,888,6741Paramount
2Julie & Julia$2,731,531-11%2,354--$1,160$28,596,1231Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$1,445,204-12%3,482-215$415$90,730,9863Disney
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,153,832-12%3,455-938$334$277,609,8344Warner Bros.
5Funny People$1,022,590-15%3,0081$340$43,984,3572Universal
6The Ugly Truth$1,000,777-15%2,97593$336$72,060,5853Sony / Columbia
7Aliens in the Attic$692,752-10%3,1082$223$18,412,6822Fox
8A Perfect Getaway$636,647-19%2,159--$295$8,126,8941Universal / Rogue
9Orphan$474,206-12%2,270-480$209$36,325,9423Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$458,4870%1,690-381$271$263,367,49610Warner Bros.