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 Wed, Aug. 29 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 29 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$1,880,113-14%2,9480$638$75,100,5302Sony / Columbia
2Balls of Fury$1,691,787--2,810--$602$1,691,7870Rogue
3The Bourne Ultimatum$979,828-10%3,561-140$275$188,424,2044Universal
4Rush Hour 3$768,437-16%3,408-370$225$111,119,9743New Line
5Mr. Bean's Holiday$694,433-22%1,714--$405$12,333,6231Universal
6WAR$680,219-17%2,277--$299$12,263,6571Lionsgate
7The Nanny Diaries$626,222-14%2,629--$238$9,547,8961MGM / Weinstein
8Stardust$401,686-5%2,339-226$172$27,614,1063Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$367,028-8%2,016-373$182$108,439,4586New Line
10The Simpsons Movie$350,479-17%2,451-711$143$174,568,2875Fox