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, Oct. 31 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 31 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael Jackson's This Is It$7,075,152-10%3,481--$2,033$26,114,4981Sony / Columbia
2Paranormal Activity$6,576,00010%2,404459$2,735$80,819,6503Paramount
3Law Abiding Citizen$2,752,11514%2,764-126$996$49,242,1683Overture
4Couples Retreat$2,224,897-7%3,026-48$735$85,181,8824Universal
5Saw VI$2,095,61110%3,0360$690$21,263,0892Lionsgate
6Where the Wild Things Are$1,684,798-14%3,645-90$462$60,354,3433Warner Bros.
7Amelia$1,245,37829%1,070250$1,164$7,519,7282Fox Searchlight
8The Stepfather (2009)$1,173,694-2%2,346-388$500$23,720,4383Sony / Screen Gems
9Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$1,074,6298%2,7540$390$9,775,8812Universal
10Zombieland$995,29913%2,056-391$484$70,433,2105Sony / Columbia