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. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$1,031,863-84%3,948-122$261$119,755,8393DreamWorks
2Team America: World Police$1,004,313-67%2,539--$396$13,123,6841Paramount
3Shall We Dance (2004)$926,210-70%1,772--$523$12,709,9691Miramax
4Friday Night Lights$649,041-75%2,76497$235$38,468,2132Universal
5Ladder 49$546,640-73%3,255-6$168$54,293,9153Disney
6Taxi (2004)$434,239-79%3,0010$145$24,323,3132Fox
7The Forgotten$370,575-74%2,768-213$134$57,537,0924Sony / Columbia
8Raise Your Voice$118,432-84%2,5210$47$8,027,4452New Line
9Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$86,993-73%1,208-535$72$35,986,6035Paramount