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. 30 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 30 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Double Jeopardy$1,644,240-5%2,547--$646$30,119,5341Paramount
2The Sixth Sense$614,9780%2,7913$220$226,382,1258Disney
3Stigmata$311,057-4%2,854-47$109$41,668,0143MGM
4Stir of Echoes$193,694-6%1,897-46$102$16,068,3883Artisan
5Runaway Bride$101,3120%1,870-514$54$146,613,5019Paramount
6The Thomas Crown Affair$97,3700%1,405-253$69$66,024,6098MGM
7The 13th Warrior$67,2410%1,137-832$59$30,607,9805Disney
8Bowfinger$58,1240%1,299-764$45$64,563,1447Universal