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 Fri, Sep. 9 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 9 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Exorcism of Emily Rose$11,278,900--2,981--$3,784$11,278,9001Sony / Screen Gems
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$2,453,504225%2,97473$825$76,861,6084Universal
3Transporter 2$2,268,050188%3,32017$683$25,199,4022Fox
4Red Eye$1,444,627301%3,076-58$470$48,146,7024DreamWorks
5The Constant Gardener$1,400,123176%1,38135$1,014$15,692,3232Focus
6The Man$1,283,951--2,040--$629$1,283,9511New Line
7Wedding Crashers$984,157225%2,181-235$451$197,776,7659New Line
8The Brothers Grimm$953,014154%2,750-348$347$30,910,7213Miramax / Dimension
9Four Brothers$864,830197%2,093-342$413$66,190,3905Paramount
10March of the Penguins$647,457158%2,403-103$269$64,985,37212Warner Independent