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 Thu, Oct. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw V$1,231,6440%3,060--$402$35,726,3441Lionsgate
2High School Musical 3: Senior Year$1,046,7142%3,623--$289$46,715,7991Disney
3The Secret Life of Bees$478,590-3%1,63039$294$21,288,3182Fox Searchlight
4Pride and Glory$468,407-8%2,585--$181$8,354,5851Warner Bros. / New Line
5Max Payne$458,544-2%3,3815$136$31,852,1112Fox
6Body of Lies$330,8080%2,150-564$154$32,250,0163Warner Bros.
7W.$328,033-3%2,05020$160$19,948,8242Lionsgate
8Eagle Eye$318,2508%2,558-768$124$89,132,7285Paramount / DreamWorks
9Beverly Hills Chihuahua$301,6218%3,190-49$95$79,316,5144Disney
10Quarantine$225,72811%2,228-235$101$29,667,5253Sony / Screen Gems