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. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$2,318,968-3%3,017--$769$37,951,4471Warner Bros.
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$828,855-2%2,820--$294$22,711,9531New Line
3Open Season (2006)$780,11817%3,8330$204$48,152,4712Sony / Columbia
4The Guardian (2006)$645,0195%3,2410$199$35,268,4362Disney
5Employee of the Month$565,0924%2,579--$219$14,311,0081Lionsgate
6jackass: number two$464,799-1%3,007-56$155$65,048,5793Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$234,58010%3,0073$78$15,067,2332MGM / Weinstein
8The Illusionist (2006)$172,0355%1,149-170$150$34,871,5878Yari Film Group
9Jet Li's Fearless$171,6045%1,617-193$106$22,569,7613Rogue
10Gridiron Gang$135,2198%2,228-805$61$37,199,7104Sony / Columbia