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, Oct. 14 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 14 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Couples Retreat$2,281,450-12%3,000--$760$43,157,0301Universal
2Zombieland$1,113,168-10%3,0382$366$51,884,0942Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$531,377-9%2,99215$178$99,469,3414Sony / Columbia
4Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$460,3831%1,7527$263$24,997,6672Disney
5Surrogates$344,457-13%2,99241$115$34,056,9803Disney
6The Invention of Lying$273,709-5%1,74336$157$13,316,3322Warner Bros.
7Whip It$219,609-5%1,73817$126$9,639,3472Fox Searchlight
8The Informant!$216,014-5%2,202-223$98$30,609,4824Warner Bros.
9Fame (2009)$150,488-5%3,110-23$48$20,724,3973MGM
10Love Happens$133,784-6%1,894-28$71$21,719,4894Universal