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. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Like Heaven$914,724-10%3,508--$261$19,265,0131DreamWorks
2The Exorcism of Emily Rose$744,539-17%2,9832$250$54,059,9792Sony / Screen Gems
3Lord of War$673,928-19%2,814--$239$11,684,6961Lionsgate
4The 40-Year-Old Virgin$466,259-11%3,00632$155$92,152,0195Universal
5Transporter 2$277,927-14%2,805-515$99$37,388,6773Fox
6The Constant Gardener$253,829-15%1,3876$183$25,087,5913Focus
7Cry Wolf$194,563-14%1,789--$109$5,074,4701Rogue
8March of the Penguins$187,717-2%1,876-527$100$70,933,36413Warner Independent
9Red Eye$169,164-11%2,455-621$69$55,706,7085DreamWorks
10Wedding Crashers$161,159-10%1,807-374$89$204,137,85010New Line