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, Dec. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,052,344-29%3,7030$2,715$232,321,6522New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$6,603,986-16%3,298--$2,002$42,001,5521Fox
3Cold Mountain$2,625,330-35%2,163--$1,214$21,706,3951Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$2,564,808-34%2,70932$947$58,462,9393Sony / Columbia
5Peter Pan (2003)$2,545,790-22%2,813--$905$17,173,7231Universal
6Mona Lisa Smile$2,516,870-24%2,6770$940$33,741,8372Sony / Columbia
7Paycheck$2,203,968-40%2,762--$798$20,816,8851Paramount
8The Last Samurai$1,778,305-30%2,557-381$695$76,104,5684Warner Bros.
9Elf$974,633-8%2,015-436$484$165,648,5288New Line
10Stuck on You$827,018-23%2,400-607$345$25,239,0353Fox