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 Thu, Aug. 31 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 31 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$1,096,616-16%2,917--$376$22,640,4121Disney
2Little Miss Sunshine$725,622-9%1,430739$507$26,111,3685Fox Searchlight
3Beerfest$610,111-15%2,964--$206$10,153,0711Warner Bros.
4Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$594,457-13%3,370-371$176$130,671,8524Sony / Columbia
5Step Up$533,942-12%2,6478$202$52,882,7043Disney
6Accepted$511,847-12%2,9173$175$23,511,5062Universal
7Snakes on a Plane$476,614-9%3,5550$134$28,542,3642New Line
8World Trade Center$471,057-11%3,02123$156$57,885,2943Paramount
9Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$433,227-20%3,003-224$144$57,187,9934Paramount
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$331,382-12%1,701-576$195$409,096,8338Disney