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. 23 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 23 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$733,857-7%2,7885$263$215,527,9127Disney
2Stigmata$573,312-9%2,9012$198$35,606,3722MGM
3Stir of Echoes$308,858-11%1,94355$159$13,022,2182Artisan
4Runaway Bride$174,175-2%2,384-389$73$144,590,0398Paramount
5The Thomas Crown Affair$167,834-5%1,658-191$101$64,675,5767MGM
6The 13th Warrior$151,714-3%1,969-314$77$29,631,1234Disney
7Bowfinger$123,7330%2,063-389$60$63,525,1496Universal
8Mickey Blue Eyes$89,257-13%1,530-445$58$32,682,2645Warner Bros.