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 Mon, Oct. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$5,273,374-45%4,07054$1,296$92,624,7632DreamWorks
2Friday Night Lights$2,106,042-60%2,667--$790$22,375,0071Universal
3Ladder 49$1,608,866-55%3,2611$493$42,634,0352Disney
4Taxi (2004)$1,360,019-60%3,001--$453$14,009,5271Fox
5The Forgotten$934,952-55%2,981-163$314$49,659,4963Sony / Columbia
6Raise Your Voice$583,462-46%2,521--$231$4,606,8061New Line
7Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$303,804-48%1,743-978$174$34,236,3404Paramount
8Resident Evil: Apocalypse$170,336-56%1,217-769$140$49,180,2505Sony / Screen Gems
9Mr. 3000$154,629-40%1,386-853$112$20,813,4024Disney
10First Daughter$97,045-44%1,023-1257$95$8,388,2393Fox