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 Sat, Sep. 20 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 20 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lakeview Terrace$6,489,93826%2,464--$2,634$11,634,5491Sony / Screen Gems
2Burn After Reading$5,004,59244%2,6576$1,884$33,590,9522Focus
3Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$3,461,90362%2,0700$1,672$26,452,5372Lionsgate
4Igor$3,431,00063%2,339--$1,467$5,541,3541MGM
5Righteous Kill$3,307,35943%3,1520$1,049$26,731,2162Overture
6My Best Friend's Girl$3,247,0365%2,604--$1,247$6,344,8391Lionsgate
7Ghost Town (2008)$2,274,50749%1,505--$1,511$3,804,1381Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Women (2008)$2,189,00919%2,99533$731$17,933,9962Picturehouse
9The Dark Knight$1,391,90673%1,905-286$731$521,184,86410Warner Bros.
10The House Bunny$1,255,95551%2,675-88$470$41,964,2285Sony / Columbia