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, Oct. 18 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 18 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$1,133,474-64%1,963--$577$12,220,1481Fox
2Double Jeopardy$678,114-72%2,93623$231$80,762,5394Paramount
3The Story of Us$660,875-72%2,164--$305$10,335,1841Universal
4American Beauty$513,371-69%1,350124$380$41,495,2885DreamWorks
5Three Kings$501,899--2,942--$171$28,353,8303Warner Bros.
6Random Hearts$390,085-71%2,6970$145$22,899,5472Sony / Columbia
7The Sixth Sense$350,919-72%2,682-102$131$249,141,14811Disney
8Superstar$248,972-82%2,01673$123$16,560,6522Paramount
9Blue Streak$226,523--2,353--$96$45,708,9415Sony / Columbia
10Drive Me Crazy$99,207--2,088--$48$10,925,5013Fox