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. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$1,404,126-14%2,86823$490$55,349,8022Universal
2The Brothers Grimm$876,904-16%3,087--$284$19,703,0031Miramax / Dimension
3The Constant Gardener$792,497-15%1,324--$599$1,721,5430Focus
4Red Eye$742,479-10%3,09112$240$36,078,4272DreamWorks
5Four Brothers$527,166-12%2,6490$199$57,987,2833Paramount
6Wedding Crashers$519,501-15%2,737-183$190$189,999,3687New Line
7March of the Penguins$418,757-23%2,394292$175$58,003,57110Warner Independent
8The Cave$379,768-11%2,195--$173$8,015,1761Sony / Screen Gems
9The Skeleton Key$334,230-14%2,78410$120$39,735,5903Universal
10Valiant$240,378-37%2,0162$119$13,096,8342Disney