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. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld$1,221,535-4%2,915--$419$27,606,0471Sony / Screen Gems
2Secondhand Lions$717,929-1%3,013--$238$15,209,1151New Line
3Once Upon a Time in Mexico$678,632-4%3,2897$206$43,962,6482Sony / Columbia
4Matchstick Men$497,414-1%2,7110$183$26,350,5152Warner Bros.
5The Fighting Temptations$446,1134%2,026--$220$13,727,5121Paramount
6Cold Creek Manor$431,589-9%2,035--$212$10,239,4191Disney
7Cabin Fever$284,991-4%2,10518$135$15,976,6962Lionsgate
8Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$204,6713%1,746-283$117$293,340,11911Disney
9Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$126,558-1%2,0830$61$17,827,1733Paramount
10Seabiscuit$120,5350%1,417-685$85$116,514,4159Universal