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 Sun, Oct. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 1$5,907,874-26%3,102--$1,905$22,090,5271Miramax
2School of Rock$4,505,542-30%2,929315$1,538$39,672,0972Paramount
3Good Boy!$4,052,811-25%3,225--$1,257$13,108,0381MGM
4Intolerable Cruelty$3,320,827-35%2,564--$1,295$12,525,4681Universal
5Out of Time$2,351,109-37%3,0760$764$28,709,3832MGM
6House of the Dead$1,550,269-29%1,520--$1,020$5,683,5571Artisan
7The Rundown$1,538,213-30%2,823-331$545$40,287,9363Universal
8Under the Tuscan Sun$1,441,441-30%1,7014$847$28,307,1033Disney
9Secondhand Lions$921,198-35%2,563-469$359$35,396,0254New Line
10Underworld$708,700-25%1,906-809$372$48,778,3794Sony / Screen Gems