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 Mon, Sep. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Exorcism of Emily Rose$1,876,744-72%2,981--$630$31,931,2371Sony / Screen Gems
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$594,304-68%2,97473$200$82,719,8474Universal
3Transporter 2$551,798-72%3,32017$166$30,871,9082Fox
4The Constant Gardener$384,852-67%1,38135$279$19,404,8262Focus
5The Man$263,486-74%2,040--$129$4,330,4211New Line
6Red Eye$262,306-74%3,076-58$85$51,436,0474DreamWorks
7Wedding Crashers$239,891-68%2,181-235$110$200,286,0709New Line
8The Brothers Grimm$234,785-74%2,750-348$85$33,536,9623Miramax / Dimension
9Four Brothers$212,468-72%2,093-342$102$68,485,0135Paramount
10March of the Penguins$198,227-75%2,403-103$82$67,175,00712Warner Independent