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. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 3$10,714,657-44%3,505--$3,057$48,115,6901Miramax / Dimension
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$3,555,696-40%3,0182$1,178$50,924,2752New Line
3Radio$3,444,831-37%3,074--$1,121$13,305,1191Sony / Columbia
4Mystic River$2,220,908-32%1,49326$1,488$24,733,9532Warner Bros.
5Runaway Jury$2,168,394-41%2,8150$770$24,055,1322Fox
6Kill Bill Vol. 1$1,798,007-29%2,633-469$683$54,120,9143Miramax
7School of Rock$1,732,367-38%2,9510$587$63,394,8164Paramount
8Good Boy!$1,696,854-22%2,762-463$614$32,107,4633MGM
9Intolerable Cruelty$927,053-40%2,290-280$405$28,254,4313Universal
10Under the Tuscan Sun$632,307-35%1,224-439$517$37,248,5155Disney