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, Sep. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Forgotten$1,117,871-7%3,104--$360$26,265,7061Sony / Columbia
2Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$377,787-12%3,1700$119$27,311,6092Paramount
3Resident Evil: Apocalypse$292,0513%2,836-448$103$44,715,1053Sony / Screen Gems
4Mr. 3000$250,646-6%2,7360$92$16,576,2972Disney
5Cellular$243,700-6%2,76314$88$26,154,5873New Line
6Wimbledon$224,213-8%2,0395$110$13,096,3532Universal
7First Daughter$214,086-6%2,260--$95$4,965,3371Fox
8Without a Paddle$158,9631%2,319-291$69$54,135,4936Paramount
9Napoleon Dynamite$119,128-3%1,0240$116$36,218,96716Fox Searchlight
10Collateral$113,894-13%1,287-318$88$98,644,3278DreamWorks