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 Tue, Sep. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,680,056-11%3,424--$491$28,197,2631Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$912,241-11%3,2043199$285$21,590,9771Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$636,833-8%3,5091$181$31,145,3032DreamWorks
4The Exorcism of Emily Rose$485,109-10%3,04562$159$63,282,2053Sony / Screen Gems
5Lord of War$459,272-4%2,8140$163$18,322,1002Lionsgate
6The 40-Year-Old Virgin$335,729-4%2,581-425$130$97,628,1906Universal
7Roll Bounce$285,531-22%1,625--$176$8,221,8651Fox Searchlight
8The Constant Gardener$187,844-5%1,282-105$147$28,057,0794Focus
9Transporter 2$177,501-7%1,726-1079$103$40,273,3964Fox
10March of the Penguins$144,17012%1,405-471$103$73,114,83714Warner Independent