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, Dec. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$4,420,645-47%3,620--$1,221$34,482,4481Paramount
2Ocean's Twelve$2,678,316-46%3,2900$814$71,205,2842Warner Bros.
3The Polar Express$2,025,703-28%2,868-389$706$125,464,8646Warner Bros.
4Spanglish$1,356,276-45%2,438--$556$10,173,5751Sony / Columbia
5National Treasure$1,008,788-42%2,772-431$364$133,756,7865Disney
6Blade: Trinity$991,531-52%2,9120$340$36,626,1592New Line
7Christmas with the Kranks$965,990-39%2,941-353$328$62,936,0954Sony / Columbia
8Flight of the Phoenix$742,122-49%2,604--$285$5,761,6481Fox
9The Incredibles$690,970-32%1,930-726$358$237,672,7767Disney
10Closer$551,866-44%1,090468$506$19,355,0183Sony / Columbia