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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Aug 20Wed232$11,661,818-45%$13,150,506Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 15Fri227$38,801,790-34%$42,129,570Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 18Mon230$13,072,646-31%$14,568,967Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 19Tue231$16,200,050-30%$17,988,942Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 17Sun229$36,612,176-23%$40,409,264Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 16Sat228$49,613,794-21%$54,612,421Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 11Mon223$19,039,876-8%$21,075,872Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 08Fri220$59,057,750-2%$62,833,071Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 10Sun222$47,526,4851%$51,098,062Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 09Sat221$63,134,1144%$68,447,961Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 12Tue224$23,150,5495%$25,592,159Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 07Thu219$13,907,66017%$15,707,632Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 05Tue217$22,055,52919%$24,593,938Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 14Thu226$16,641,07820%$18,489,155Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Aug 06Wed218$16,450,56221%$18,589,042Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 03Sun215$47,040,39223%$51,412,027Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 02Sat214$60,428,24025%$66,297,676Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 04Mon216$20,776,59426%$23,145,112Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 13Wed225$21,110,55328%$23,427,575Let's Be Cops
Aug 01Fri213$60,314,98332%$64,348,202Guardians of the Galaxy