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, Nov. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ray$1,333,743-14%2,006--$665$24,641,9281Universal
2Saw$1,329,189-9%2,315--$574$22,958,7611Lionsgate
3The Grudge$1,083,438-25%3,348103$324$74,927,6272Sony / Columbia
4Shall We Dance (2004)$623,326-11%2,47657$252$35,835,4003Miramax
5Shark Tale$411,645-58%3,381-275$122$148,930,4595DreamWorks
6Team America: World Police$323,925-4%2,335-285$139$28,278,2053Paramount
7Friday Night Lights$300,535-17%3,00435$100$53,952,7714Universal
8Ladder 49$280,790-14%2,382-420$118$67,007,0265Disney
9Surviving Christmas$216,070-30%2,7555$78$8,766,7232DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$140,079-36%1,884-473$74$33,253,5684Fox