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, Oct. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Rundown$1,009,2930%3,152--$320$22,982,7321Universal
2Under the Tuscan Sun$810,785-3%1,226--$661$13,058,2321Disney
3Underworld$635,8893%2,92813$217$39,740,9332Sony / Screen Gems
4Secondhand Lions$501,2854%3,03825$165$25,446,6622New Line
5Once Upon a Time in Mexico$345,258-2%2,922-367$118$50,441,9533Sony / Columbia
6Matchstick Men$296,5421%2,666-45$111$31,923,1113Warner Bros.
7Cold Creek Manor$279,058-3%2,0350$137$15,829,8192Disney
8The Fighting Temptations$274,94014%2,0260$136$21,189,7252Paramount
9Duplex$253,330-4%2,189--$116$5,692,8301Miramax
10Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$141,6990%1,443-303$98$296,303,23912Disney