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, Aug. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$3,603,669-7%3,049--$1,182$54,591,3421Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$2,068,299-5%4,0070$516$108,029,9362Paramount
3The Time Traveler's Wife$1,927,642-6%2,988--$645$27,423,3741Warner Bros. / New Line
4Julie & Julia$1,683,254-3%2,3540$715$50,292,9902Sony / Columbia
5G-Force$966,4401%3,065-417$315$103,110,9214Disney
6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$688,352-1%2,771-684$248$286,761,7695Warner Bros.
7The Ugly Truth$601,231-5%2,733-242$220$80,034,7184Sony / Columbia
8The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$584,617-12%1,838--$318$8,536,2611Paramount Vantage
9(500) Days of Summer$421,114-8%1,048231$402$19,795,4695Fox Searchlight
10Funny People$374,476-10%2,584-424$145$49,628,4093Universal