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, Oct. 21 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 21 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$1,032,785-8%1,963--$526$15,607,3881Fox
2Double Jeopardy$742,609-2%2,93623$253$83,070,9424Paramount
3The Story of Us$638,240-8%2,164--$295$12,411,7951Universal
4American Beauty$573,502-7%1,350124$425$43,273,2545DreamWorks
5Three Kings$511,603-8%2,942--$174$29,967,4583Warner Bros.
6The Sixth Sense$420,2663%2,682-102$157$250,375,04511Disney
7Random Hearts$398,638-11%2,6970$148$24,210,5492Sony / Columbia
8Superstar$270,14213%2,01673$134$17,313,5912Paramount
9Blue Streak$231,1025%2,353--$98$46,381,8185Sony / Columbia
10Drive Me Crazy$123,52029%2,088--$59$11,247,4863Fox