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 Mon, Oct. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Where the Wild Things Are$1,974,898-76%3,735--$529$34,670,0051Warner Bros.
2Law Abiding Citizen$1,704,001-66%2,890--$590$22,743,8121Overture
3Couples Retreat$1,083,407-71%3,0099$360$63,703,1112Universal
4Zombieland$592,504-69%3,171133$187$61,229,7943Sony / Columbia
5The Stepfather (2009)$572,785-74%2,734--$210$12,153,5941Sony / Screen Gems
6Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$357,258-84%3,03745$118$108,557,1295Sony / Columbia
7Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$151,828-82%1,489-263$102$28,704,4223Disney
8Surrogates$150,324-68%2,326-666$65$36,479,4384Disney
9The Invention of Lying$137,361-68%1,624-119$85$15,635,8843Warner Bros.
10Whip It$110,645-69%1,482-256$75$11,473,7813Fox Searchlight