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, Oct. 3 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 3 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kingdom$1,116,168-19%2,793--$400$20,947,9421Universal
2The Game Plan$835,528-9%3,103--$269$25,659,5221Disney
3Resident Evil: Extinction$531,624-14%2,8280$188$38,626,0252Sony / Screen Gems
4Good Luck Chuck$497,327-12%2,6120$190$25,077,4612Lionsgate
53:10 to Yuma (2007)$387,859-9%3,006104$129$45,123,4284Lionsgate
6The Brave One$298,942-13%2,83782$105$31,767,7403Warner Bros.
7Eastern Promises$264,555-16%1,4084$188$12,121,4933Focus
8Mr. Woodcock$168,353-9%2,195-42$77$20,107,5253New Line
9Superbad$143,383-13%1,517-788$95$119,312,7997Sony / Columbia
10Feast of Love$142,873-9%1,200--$119$2,141,3261MGM