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 Sat, Sep. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$11,184,02199%3,1190$3,586$52,230,4352Sony / Columbia
2Surrogates$6,106,60621%2,951--$2,069$11,159,8271Disney
3Fame (2009)$4,104,86216%3,096--$1,326$7,644,2511MGM
4The Informant!$3,046,24048%2,5050$1,216$19,182,1422Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$2,259,18464%2,120-135$1,066$43,429,3003Lionsgate
6Love Happens$1,850,70228%1,8980$975$13,692,2772Universal
7Pandorum$1,717,00410%2,506--$685$3,282,5651Overture
8Jennifer's Body$1,672,04649%2,73836$611$11,600,9562Fox
99 (2009)$1,295,52563%2,025-35$640$26,359,5313Focus
10Inglourious Basterds$1,192,49354%1,960-559$608$113,705,8826Weinstein Company