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. 24 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 24 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$1,036,608-19%2,855--$363$19,588,0821Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$568,172-17%2,03423$279$40,988,0242Lionsgate
3Michael Clayton$557,211-8%2,58574$216$23,210,8333Warner Bros.
4We Own the Night$484,957-14%2,3620$205$21,230,2602Sony / Columbia
5Gone Baby Gone$452,111-15%1,713--$264$6,956,4241Miramax
6The Game Plan$376,8722%3,301173$114$70,324,1074Disney
7Rendition$343,173-12%2,250--$153$5,122,6081New Line
8The Heartbreak Kid$332,406-9%2,782-451$119$33,044,6233Paramount / DreamWorks
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age$301,783-3%2,0065$150$12,108,4162Universal
10The Comebacks$230,501-7%2,812--$82$6,276,5511Fox Atomic