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 Wed, Sep. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transporter 2$910,714-19%3,303--$276$22,143,9951Fox
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$839,388-10%2,90133$289$73,654,0123Universal
3The Constant Gardener$529,722-7%1,34622$394$13,784,0611Focus
4The Brothers Grimm$400,373-11%3,09811$129$29,582,4272Miramax / Dimension
5Red Eye$389,395-11%3,13443$124$46,341,4693DreamWorks
6Wedding Crashers$324,599-5%2,416-321$134$196,489,5578New Line
7Four Brothers$322,550-10%2,435-214$132$65,034,0464Paramount
8March of the Penguins$256,458-4%2,506112$102$64,086,91311Warner Independent
9The Cave$187,038-10%2,1950$85$12,174,0922Sony / Screen Gems
10The Skeleton Key$168,142-14%2,414-370$70$44,141,5934Universal