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 Tue, Oct. 26 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 26 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$719,53118%1,9663$366$23,232,9792Fox
2The Best Man$659,160-12%1,346--$490$1,405,2991Universal
3Double Jeopardy$532,50420%3,00266$177$91,619,5445Paramount
4Bringing Out the Dead$493,151-2%1,936--$255$995,9201Paramount
5American Beauty$461,23214%1,459109$316$49,346,2476DreamWorks
6The Story of Us$422,32222%2,1662$195$18,499,7722Universal
7Three to Tango$339,90629%2,234--$152$5,029,6241Warner Bros.
8The Sixth Sense$301,15917%2,191-491$137$255,082,38812Disney
9Three Kings$296,9757%2,411-531$123$30,542,8674Warner Bros.
10Bats$265,8702%2,540--$105$527,0581Destination