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, Oct. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,187,06011%3,4240$347$48,170,9802Disney
2A History of Violence$743,4312%1,340--$555$10,096,4372New Line
3Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$741,07926%3,2040$231$34,515,7002Warner Bros.
4Serenity$701,259-4%2,188--$321$11,520,6071Universal
5Into the Blue$565,7615%2,789--$203$8,161,2761Sony / Columbia
6Just Like Heaven$483,94717%3,54334$137$39,322,2803DreamWorks
7The Exorcism of Emily Rose$323,3894%3,004-41$108$69,137,3704Sony / Screen Gems
8The Greatest Game Ever Played$318,85415%1,014--$314$4,252,6821Disney
9The 40-Year-Old Virgin$290,22117%2,152-429$135$101,945,2977Universal
10Lord of War$256,1119%2,125-689$121$22,134,6603Lionsgate