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 Mon, Sep. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,083,478-28%3,473121$888$86,936,4603Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,504,324-23%2,750-413$911$504,810,3977Warner Bros.
3Traitor$2,137,406-22%2,054--$1,041$11,508,1591Overture
4Babylon A.D.$2,056,974-32%3,390--$607$11,541,8381Fox
5The House Bunny$1,860,776-32%2,7140$686$26,678,0132Sony / Columbia
6Death Race$1,585,299-30%2,5375$625$24,738,9132Universal
7Mamma Mia!$1,210,350-17%1,968-358$615$132,511,2037Universal
8Disaster Movie$1,108,323-32%2,642--$420$6,946,7571Lionsgate
9Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,053,24413%2,444-1008$431$30,672,5843Warner Bros.
10Pineapple Express$913,929-31%2,047-573$446$80,830,1324Sony / Columbia