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 Mon, Sep. 27 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 27 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Double Jeopardy$1,721,472-68%2,547--$676$24,790,0411Paramount
2The Sixth Sense$571,289-70%2,7913$205$224,473,4408Disney
3Stigmata$335,217-73%2,854-47$117$40,630,8263MGM
4Stir of Echoes$202,531-68%1,897-46$107$15,439,1183Artisan
5Runaway Bride$102,305-71%1,870-514$55$146,289,0719Paramount
6The Thomas Crown Affair$80,260-62%1,405-253$57$65,722,5838MGM
7Bowfinger$64,060-65%1,299-764$49$64,375,0847Universal
8The 13th Warrior$62,977-69%1,137-832$55$30,396,4445Disney