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 Sun, Aug. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$10,596,226-19%3,165--$3,348$38,069,4971Weinstein Company
2District 9$5,439,427-25%3,0501$1,783$72,804,3272Sony / TriStar
3G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$3,400,067-34%3,953-54$860$120,235,3443Paramount
4Julie & Julia$2,505,854-32%2,463109$1,017$59,094,6563Sony / Columbia
5The Time Traveler's Wife$2,474,237-36%2,9880$828$37,166,5812Warner Bros. / New Line
6Shorts$1,647,073-37%3,105--$530$6,409,3541Warner Bros.
7G-Force$1,122,357-37%2,561-504$438$107,226,9405Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,070,525-25%1,936-835$553$290,238,7596Warner Bros.
9The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$849,607-17%1,84911$459$11,246,2762Paramount Vantage
10The Ugly Truth$685,718-41%1,971-762$348$82,808,7775Sony / Columbia