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, Sep. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$1,337,399-14%3,284--$407$25,922,1641Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$686,8762%2,749--$250$11,460,4031New Line
3Hero (2002)$384,721-2%2,17583$177$42,435,2463Miramax
4Without a Paddle$267,8994%2,754-2$97$46,045,1154Paramount
5Collateral$242,46310%2,024-324$120$93,158,0886DreamWorks
6Paparazzi$235,1063%2,15338$109$12,470,7772Fox
7Vanity Fair$231,67012%1,0543$220$11,538,5292Focus
8Wicker Park$195,6775%2,5980$75$10,816,8072MGM
9The Bourne Supremacy$186,1288%1,494-223$125$168,206,1718Universal
10Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$144,881-5%2,544-361$57$27,876,8983Sony / Screen Gems