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, Sep. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$967,378-21%2,255--$429$26,933,0701Lionsgate
2Inglourious Basterds$614,797-5%3,215-143$191$105,692,7484Weinstein Company
39 (2009)$512,794-13%1,6618$309$16,847,6751Focus
4The Final Destination$412,755-15%2,732-389$151$59,611,4973Warner Bros. / New Line
5All About Steve$407,135-12%2,26514$180$22,874,4692Fox
6Whiteout$361,970-18%2,745--$132$6,090,8701Warner Bros.
7Julie & Julia$346,448-2%2,342-186$148$86,196,0916Sony / Columbia
8District 9$331,546-6%2,560-579$130$109,444,3335Sony / TriStar
9Gamer$311,574-16%2,5020$125$17,273,6702Lionsgate
10Sorority Row$310,142-19%2,665--$116$6,072,5681Summit