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. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld$1,273,522-23%2,915--$437$26,384,5121Sony / Screen Gems
2Secondhand Lions$722,176-11%3,013--$240$14,491,1861New Line
3Once Upon a Time in Mexico$704,081-17%3,2897$214$43,284,0162Sony / Columbia
4Matchstick Men$502,913-18%2,7110$186$25,853,1012Warner Bros.
5Cold Creek Manor$474,933-17%2,035--$233$9,807,8301Disney
6The Fighting Temptations$429,977-13%2,026--$212$13,281,3991Paramount
7Cabin Fever$295,376-13%2,10518$140$15,691,7052Lionsgate
8Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$199,559-17%1,746-283$114$293,135,44811Disney
9Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$128,295-3%2,0830$62$17,700,6153Paramount
10Seabiscuit$120,494-5%1,417-685$85$116,393,8809Universal