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, Jan. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$1,851,435-72%3,5273$525$206,148,7303Universal
2White Noise$1,424,510-74%2,261--$630$25,538,2801Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$569,522-70%1,86771$305$43,377,8143Miramax
4Ocean's Twelve$388,511-68%3,010-280$129$115,706,6485Warner Bros.
5Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$368,708-81%3,343-280$110$105,937,5904Paramount
6Spanglish$302,490-71%2,58798$117$37,813,4304Sony / Columbia
7The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$268,949-62%1,1050$243$19,717,6325Disney
8National Treasure$247,660-74%2,177-105$114$160,772,0728Disney
9Fat Albert$197,859-87%2,675-69$74$41,220,6293Fox
10Finding Neverland$180,301-71%1,077--$167$25,032,3919Miramax