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, Sep. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,020,80110%1,69576$602$86,232,15721IFC Films
2City by the Sea$624,920-11%2,575--$243$11,794,0281Warner Bros.
3SwimFan$487,924-8%2,856--$171$13,631,7711Fox
4Signs$454,521-4%3,232-205$141$207,627,3876Disney
5XXX$314,087-8%3,088-448$102$132,087,2275Sony / Columbia
6Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$173,001-6%2,821-429$61$74,615,7135Miramax / Dimension
7Austin Powers in Goldmember$167,961-8%2,102-404$80$207,328,4737New Line
8fear dot com$166,113-5%2,5500$65$11,263,3752Warner Bros.
9Serving Sara$147,325-5%2,063-111$71$14,902,5653Paramount
10Road to Perdition$117,288-3%1,420-343$83$101,618,3649DreamWorks