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, Sep. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Crank$631,783-9%2,515--$251$15,059,4491Lionsgate
2Invincible (2006)$500,201-17%2,9214$171$39,868,8592Disney
3The Wicker Man (2006)$491,961-8%2,784--$177$13,372,9631Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$478,635-4%1,602172$299$37,226,7426Fox Searchlight
5Beerfest$314,889-11%2,9640$106$15,815,6672Warner Bros.
6Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$260,293-10%3,001-369$87$139,178,2715Sony / Columbia
7World Trade Center$253,951-5%2,902-119$88$64,585,0924Paramount
8Step Up$195,492-3%2,553-94$77$59,133,3914Disney
9Snakes on a Plane$187,184-7%2,505-1050$75$32,188,2623New Line
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$181,396-2%1,78685$102$414,595,7059Disney