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, Dec. 31 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 31 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$7,509,777-22%3,7030$2,028$249,447,3132New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$6,612,641-6%3,298--$2,005$55,619,1191Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$4,026,18347%2,70932$1,486$65,226,5813Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$3,602,76031%2,163--$1,666$28,053,7081Miramax
5Peter Pan (2003)$2,180,925-21%2,813--$775$22,112,7161Universal
6Mona Lisa Smile$2,144,402-21%2,6770$801$38,593,8302Sony / Columbia
7Paycheck$1,988,597-10%2,762--$720$25,020,2671Paramount
8The Last Samurai$1,696,956-12%2,557-381$664$79,724,9944Warner Bros.
9Elf$835,515-23%2,015-436$415$167,573,6678New Line
10The Haunted Mansion$702,292-16%1,622-792$433$67,017,2555Disney