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 Tue, Jan. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,148,9525%3,532-171$325$314,571,3914New Line
2Big Fish$1,107,4942%2,4062281$460$25,584,1015Sony / Columbia
3Cold Mountain$719,55016%2,30286$313$56,686,0563Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$664,40420%2,87668$231$93,728,9045Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen$515,2217%3,238-69$159$102,145,4013Fox
6The Last Samurai$460,82411%1,901-500$242$98,061,2306Warner Bros.
7Mona Lisa Smile$430,69631%2,500-214$172$57,641,3114Sony / Columbia
8Paycheck$400,8057%2,7620$145$47,216,5593Paramount
9My Baby's Daddy$304,398-9%1,447--$210$8,189,0711Miramax
10Chasing Liberty$301,1313%2,400--$125$6,675,5171Warner Bros.