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. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grudge$2,768,299-69%3,245--$853$41,896,7831Sony / Columbia
2Shall We Dance (2004)$730,048-67%2,419647$302$25,151,7422Miramax
3Shark Tale$633,146-85%3,656-292$173$137,614,8654DreamWorks
4Team America: World Police$573,743-64%2,62081$219$22,688,8482Paramount
5Friday Night Lights$386,812-73%2,969205$130$47,656,5623Universal
6Ladder 49$357,241-70%2,802-453$127$61,722,0984Disney
7Surviving Christmas$275,823-76%2,750--$100$4,718,5181DreamWorks
8Taxi (2004)$221,070-79%2,357-644$94$29,948,3183Fox
9The Forgotten$209,159-70%2,253-515$93$62,203,9215Sony / Columbia