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 Fri, Aug. 30 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 30 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$3,396,156160%3,437-16$988$181,935,1475Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,678,640142%1,619290$1,655$56,951,58520IFC Films
3XXX$2,671,126154%3,53619$755$113,440,3954Sony / Columbia
4fear dot com$1,825,234--2,550--$716$1,825,2341Warner Bros.
5Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,424,98366%3,250-57$438$63,483,6654Miramax / Dimension
6Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,415,733127%2,506-299$565$197,377,0986New Line
7Blue Crush$1,226,551126%2,820-195$435$30,368,0933Universal
8Serving Sara$984,703165%2,17420$453$8,546,4372Paramount
9Undisputed$651,535114%1,11715$583$6,520,8892Miramax
10Simone$624,85196%1,9200$325$5,882,9572New Line