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 Sun, Sep. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$5,979,868-43%3,424--$1,746$24,630,9721Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$4,940,133-34%3,2043199$1,542$19,656,4131Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$2,318,495-46%3,5091$661$29,818,0132DreamWorks
4Roll Bounce$1,802,775-49%1,625--$1,109$7,570,4161Fox Searchlight
5The Exorcism of Emily Rose$1,771,435-47%3,04562$582$62,256,5803Sony / Screen Gems
6Lord of War$1,429,580-33%2,8140$508$17,384,0472Lionsgate
7The 40-Year-Old Virgin$1,006,959-50%2,581-425$390$96,944,1676Universal
8Transporter 2$574,989-46%1,726-1079$333$39,905,4344Fox
9The Constant Gardener$567,307-49%1,282-105$443$27,671,7624Focus
10March of the Penguins$564,951-27%1,405-471$402$72,842,33514Warner Independent