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. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Brave One$965,023-6%2,755--$350$17,690,5741Warner Bros.
23:10 to Yuma (2007)$788,8591%2,66715$296$31,562,3232Lionsgate
3Mr. Woodcock$470,2562%2,231--$211$10,727,6051New Line
4Superbad$454,9592%2,910-159$156$113,071,1845Sony / Columbia
5Halloween (2007)$313,3923%3,051-424$103$52,421,1563MGM / Weinstein
6The Bourne Ultimatum$312,9874%2,611-470$120$217,369,7917Universal
7Shoot 'Em Up$240,672-1%2,1080$114$11,368,1562New Line
8Dragon Wars: D-War$228,630-1%2,277--$100$6,065,0751Freestyle
9Rush Hour 3$189,8386%2,208-482$86$133,878,1796New Line
10Balls of Fury$179,7284%2,758-323$65$29,570,7823Rogue