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 Fri, Sep. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Game Plan$6,336,915--3,103--$2,042$6,336,9151Disney
2The Kingdom$5,963,672--2,793--$2,135$5,963,6721Universal
3Resident Evil: Extinction$2,385,513127%2,8280$844$31,175,5092Sony / Screen Gems
4Good Luck Chuck$2,050,002158%2,6120$785$19,318,7942Lionsgate
53:10 to Yuma (2007)$1,230,736138%3,006104$409$40,974,6334Lionsgate
6The Brave One$1,088,886114%2,83782$384$28,205,8753Warner Bros.
7Mr. Woodcock$907,077268%2,195-42$413$17,545,6853New Line
8Eastern Promises$891,854112%1,4084$633$9,235,7633Focus
9Sydney White$853,765410%2,1062$405$6,733,8382Universal
10Feast of Love$564,800--1,200--$471$564,8001MGM