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. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eagle Eye$1,781,310-24%3,510--$507$35,361,8991Paramount / DreamWorks
2Nights in Rodanthe$1,111,368-13%2,704--$411$16,791,9121Warner Bros.
3Burn After Reading$514,968-14%2,649-8$194$47,155,0313Focus
4Lakeview Terrace$476,709-19%2,4673$193$27,217,4132Sony / Screen Gems
5Righteous Kill$351,465-13%3,011-141$117$35,782,8913Overture
6My Best Friend's Girl$349,718-14%2,63632$133$15,705,9602Lionsgate
7The Women (2008)$294,573-9%2,642-353$111$24,927,5113Picturehouse
8Miracle at St. Anna$270,865-19%1,185--$229$4,385,5291Disney
9Igor$266,263-38%2,3412$114$15,157,2302MGM
10Ghost Town (2008)$210,638-21%1,5127$139$9,893,5562Paramount / DreamWorks