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 Thu, Jan. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$2,924,3894%3,5246$830$175,799,1722Universal
2The Aviator (2004)$863,0615%1,7960$481$35,313,1502Miramax
3Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$677,1266%3,6230$187$98,130,1743Paramount
4Ocean's Twelve$632,6462%3,2900$192$110,006,0584Warner Bros.
5Spanglish$509,4326%2,48948$205$33,258,7073Sony / Columbia
6The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$425,1211%1,1050$385$16,704,1574Disney
7National Treasure$383,46115%2,28281$168$156,273,1937Disney
8Fat Albert$349,5398%2,74470$127$35,274,7212Fox
9Darkness$289,052-2%1,71818$168$18,077,4412Miramax / Dimension
10Closer$267,0766%1,09425$244$28,588,4445Sony / Columbia