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. 9 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 9 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1School of Rock$1,063,13417%2,614--$407$24,183,8651Paramount
2Out of Time$872,003-1%3,076--$283$20,120,6951MGM
3Under the Tuscan Sun$642,448-1%1,697471$379$23,396,1332Disney
4The Rundown$552,4983%3,1542$175$35,079,4092Universal
5Underworld$388,8236%2,715-213$143$46,488,9483Sony / Screen Gems
6Secondhand Lions$378,14413%3,032-6$125$32,097,6613New Line
7Once Upon a Time in Mexico$213,1547%2,097-825$102$53,945,5624Sony / Columbia
8Cold Creek Manor$195,8514%1,938-97$101$19,118,6603Disney
9The Fighting Temptations$179,81717%1,762-264$102$25,317,4703Paramount
10Matchstick Men$177,6758%2,007-659$89$34,896,6964Warner Bros.