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 Tue, Oct. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$2,212,247-9%3,016--$734$32,739,0061New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$1,287,67112%3,1020$415$45,752,4582Miramax
3Runaway Jury$1,024,17513%2,815--$364$13,768,0801Fox
4Mystic River$904,5156%1,4671454$617$15,289,1391Warner Bros.
5Intolerable Cruelty$526,56720%2,5706$205$23,685,9212Universal
6School of Rock$501,1682%2,95122$170$55,892,4173Paramount
7Under the Tuscan Sun$355,31627%1,663-38$214$34,293,3754Disney
8Good Boy!$301,643-12%3,2250$94$26,361,2892MGM
9Out of Time$270,8297%2,344-732$116$35,754,5613MGM
10The Rundown$178,3946%2,099-724$85$44,884,5714Universal