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. 28 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 28 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Man$612,3701%1,346--$455$2,623,2991Universal
2Fight Club$574,4941%1,9663$292$24,375,7262Fox
3Double Jeopardy$507,6229%3,00266$169$92,592,0325Paramount
4Bringing Out the Dead$440,5595%1,936--$228$1,857,9261Paramount
5American Beauty$426,3576%1,459109$292$50,175,3716DreamWorks
6The Story of Us$379,7253%2,1662$175$19,248,2362Universal
7The Sixth Sense$298,4179%2,191-491$136$255,654,81612Disney
8Three Kings$294,85811%2,411-531$122$31,104,4244Warner Bros.
9Three to Tango$267,4460%2,234--$120$5,565,3581Warner Bros.
10Bats$223,1341%2,540--$88$972,1951Destination