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, Jan. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$1,327,793-21%2,984--$445$35,449,3781Universal
2The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$610,178-18%3,003-529$203$330,396,6215New Line
3Big Fish$581,904-17%2,514108$231$41,175,5256Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$515,270-6%2,802500$184$67,042,9074Miramax
5Something's Gotta Give$425,463-9%2,502-374$170$102,574,0226Sony / Columbia
6Torque$403,747-20%2,463--$164$12,352,0721Warner Bros.
7Cheaper by the Dozen$311,016-22%3,025-213$103$115,781,0734Fox
8The Last Samurai$232,942-14%1,403-498$166$103,094,2237Warner Bros.
9Mona Lisa Smile$172,283-11%1,836-664$94$61,278,7255Sony / Columbia
10Paycheck$151,802-12%1,984-778$77$51,217,2184Paramount