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 Sun, Oct. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Game Plan$4,964,770-32%3,1052$1,599$43,158,9602Disney
2The Heartbreak Kid$3,829,576-31%3,229--$1,186$14,021,2051Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Kingdom$2,830,041-29%2,8029$1,010$31,747,9732Universal
4Resident Evil: Extinction$1,400,125-25%2,84820$492$43,694,9013Sony / Screen Gems
5The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising$1,108,441-28%3,141--$353$3,744,1181Fox
6Good Luck Chuck$1,073,963-27%2,476-136$434$29,255,9143Lionsgate
73:10 to Yuma (2007)$909,752-34%2,562-444$355$48,729,1395Lionsgate
8Feel the Noise$740,389-44%1,015--$729$3,187,5641Sony / TriStar
9The Brave One$654,033-36%2,358-479$277$34,385,0534Warner Bros.
10Mr. Woodcock$623,459-38%1,950-245$320$22,624,6374New Line