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, Aug. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,360,759-14%3,49018$390$65,676,3062Disney
2Without a Paddle$1,317,367-11%2,730--$483$17,930,8791Paramount
3Exorcist: The Beginning$1,315,459-19%2,803--$469$22,913,2481Warner Bros.
4Alien Vs. Predator$990,670-15%3,4016$291$66,375,4772Fox
5Collateral$962,644-10%3,029-176$318$72,754,0183DreamWorks
6Open Water$914,490-16%2,7092654$338$17,145,5261Lionsgate
7The Bourne Supremacy$669,939-9%2,532-444$265$152,453,1825Universal
8The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$402,301-7%1,920-692$210$55,783,4374Paramount
9The Village$380,548-10%2,249-893$169$108,259,6224Disney
10Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$294,947-12%2,4110$122$16,500,6022Warner Bros.