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 Fri, Sep. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$3,613,863125%3,1210$1,158$38,755,0312Warner Bros. / New Line
2All About Steve$3,542,194--2,251--$1,574$3,542,1941Fox
3Gamer$3,302,966--2,502--$1,320$3,302,9661Lionsgate
4Inglourious Basterds$3,026,08796%3,358193$901$83,219,7723Weinstein Company
5District 9$1,772,645100%3,139-41$565$96,046,7484Sony / TriStar
6Halloween II (2009)$1,710,926131%3,08863$554$21,765,3692Weinstein / Dimension
7Julie & Julia$1,335,38080%2,52825$528$74,981,3825Sony / Columbia
8Extract$1,334,251--1,611--$828$1,334,2511Miramax
9G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$1,252,848153%2,846-621$440$135,568,0055Paramount
10The Time Traveler's Wife$1,198,293104%2,803-158$428$51,543,9194Warner Bros. / New Line