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, Sep. 1 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 1 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$1,938,489-11%2,76395$702$144,395,2854Disney
2The 13th Warrior$817,007-23%2,306--$354$13,036,7591Disney
3Runaway Bride$562,617-20%3,090-150$182$126,139,6875Paramount
4Mickey Blue Eyes$465,058-27%2,5730$181$21,407,8992Warner Bros.
5Bowfinger$463,414-25%2,73215$170$48,069,1593Universal
6The Thomas Crown Affair$408,894-24%2,095-332$195$50,841,8584MGM
7Outside Providence$292,884--1,050--$279$292,8840Miramax
8The Muse$280,880-16%1,263--$222$4,623,7711October
9Inspector Gadget$171,571-27%1,709-435$100$87,436,4596Disney