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 Thu, Jan. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$1,462,98110%2,984--$490$36,912,3591Universal
2Big Fish$651,12412%2,514108$259$41,826,6496Sony / Columbia
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$641,6375%3,003-529$214$331,038,2585New Line
4Cold Mountain$535,3564%2,802500$191$67,578,2634Miramax
5Something's Gotta Give$458,5238%2,502-374$183$103,032,5456Sony / Columbia
6Torque$434,1688%2,463--$176$12,786,2401Warner Bros.
7Cheaper by the Dozen$368,59219%3,025-213$122$116,149,6654Fox
8The Last Samurai$256,32610%1,403-498$183$103,350,5497Warner Bros.
9Mona Lisa Smile$184,3217%1,836-664$100$61,463,0465Sony / Columbia
10Paycheck$162,2517%1,984-778$82$51,379,4694Paramount