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 Wed, Sep. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$903,988-11%1,619290$558$71,041,18220IFC Films
2Signs$702,062-20%3,437-16$204$197,159,1595Disney
3XXX$490,903-25%3,53619$139$125,024,3624Sony / Columbia
4fear dot com$352,093-22%2,550--$138$7,886,8291Warner Bros.
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$280,830-20%2,506-299$112$203,661,9256New Line
6Blue Crush$212,278-28%2,820-195$75$35,219,5023Universal
7Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$205,239-26%3,250-57$63$70,658,8804Miramax / Dimension
8Serving Sara$199,631-17%2,17420$92$12,388,9262Paramount
9Road to Perdition$172,591-8%1,763-100$98$99,702,3618DreamWorks
10Blood Work$134,728-11%1,751-452$77$24,374,4994Warner Bros.