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 Fri, Dec. 31 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 31 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,140,3560%3,5246$3,445$132,860,5542Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$4,727,819-6%3,6231$1,305$84,756,0243Paramount
3The Aviator (2004)$3,912,83047%1,7961755$2,179$24,094,7112Miramax
4Fat Albert$3,030,996-9%2,744--$1,105$26,181,0222Fox
5Ocean's Twelve$2,843,0533%3,2900$864$100,420,1734Warner Bros.
6National Treasure$2,367,52523%2,282-196$1,037$150,124,4617Disney
7The Polar Express$2,118,064-9%2,618-84$809$151,633,6378Warner Bros.
8Spanglish$1,668,267-9%2,48951$670$26,487,6303Sony / Columbia
9The Incredibles$1,443,6316%1,715-17$842$248,946,3409Disney
10The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$990,512-24%1,1051103$896$11,360,5214Disney