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, Oct. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Chihuahua$1,356,306-85%3,215--$422$30,657,8691Disney
2Eagle Eye$1,144,659-74%3,5166$326$55,759,9962Paramount / DreamWorks
3Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$693,824-71%2,421--$287$12,005,7821Sony / Columbia
4Nights in Rodanthe$582,063-68%2,702-2$215$25,670,7682Warner Bros.
5Appaloosa$488,750-64%1,0451031$468$6,091,1493Warner Bros. / New Line
6Burn After Reading$316,818-67%2,397-252$132$51,994,5144Focus
7Lakeview Terrace$312,104-71%2,574107$121$32,511,1233Sony / Screen Gems
8An American Carol$255,609-71%1,639--$156$3,913,3601Vivendi
9Blindness (2008)$162,821-67%1,690--$96$2,112,9151Miramax
10Miracle at St. Anna$155,633-67%1,1850$131$6,489,1652Disney