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.

Monthly domestic gross

MonthTotal Gross% of yearAvg.Top movieGross% of total
August$721,430,00010%5,507,099Guardians of the Galaxy$231,680,83232%
April$771,090,00011%4,101,543Captain America: The Winter Soldier$228,529,86730%
February$700,030,00010%4,294,663The LEGO Movie$192,721,99428%
May$1,008,170,00015%5,479,185The Amazing Spider-Man 2$191,644,38319%
July$966,240,00014%5,490,000Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$180,629,67319%
June$1,042,650,00015%5,890,678Maleficent$153,403,45015%
March$805,190,00012%4,328,978300: Rise of an Empire$101,448,84313%
January$893,270,00013%5,413,758Lone Survivor$99,822,73311%
Totals$6,908,070,000