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, Sep. 9 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 9 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$1,562,206-3%2,77512$563$180,513,6815Disney
2The 13th Warrior$384,582-14%2,3137$166$23,439,7632Disney
3Runaway Bride$361,0634%3,10515$116$136,386,1406Paramount
4The Thomas Crown Affair$319,8863%1,977-118$162$58,332,7245MGM
5Bowfinger$270,503-9%2,702-30$100$56,802,8934Universal
6Mickey Blue Eyes$228,902-1%2,230-343$103$28,210,8613Warner Bros.
7Outside Providence$154,181-17%1,0500$147$4,481,8881Miramax
8The Muse$146,878-3%1,262-1$116$8,684,4542October
9American Pie$82,906-5%1,095200$76$99,246,2339Universal
10Inspector Gadget$61,310-16%1,545-164$40$90,678,5047Disney