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, Oct. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Guardian (2006)$1,080,011-2%3,241--$333$22,751,3961Disney
2jackass: number two$967,6136%3,0634$316$56,293,7362Paramount
3Open Season (2006)$942,7437%3,833--$246$28,127,8931Sony / Columbia
4School for Scoundrels (2006)$442,7243%3,004--$147$10,556,0531MGM / Weinstein
5Jet Li's Fearless$307,378-1%1,8104$170$19,470,7392Rogue
6Gridiron Gang$252,5358%3,033-477$83$34,319,2683Sony / Columbia
7The Illusionist (2006)$221,1307%1,319-113$168$32,246,0287Yari Film Group
8Flyboys$211,7844%2,0330$104$10,794,9492MGM
9The Black Dahlia$171,174-5%2,009-227$85$21,473,5583Universal
10Little Miss Sunshine$147,7994%1,065-319$139$53,736,46010Fox Searchlight