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 Tue, Jan. 11 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 11 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$2,046,09211%3,5273$580$208,194,8223Universal
2White Noise$1,345,692-6%2,261--$595$26,883,9721Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$638,49612%1,86771$342$44,016,3103Miramax
4Ocean's Twelve$421,0608%3,010-280$140$116,127,7085Warner Bros.
5Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$392,7677%3,343-280$117$106,330,3574Paramount
6Spanglish$335,40611%2,58798$130$38,148,8364Sony / Columbia
7The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$293,7089%1,1050$266$20,011,3405Disney
8National Treasure$280,89713%2,177-105$129$161,052,9698Disney
9Finding Neverland$208,28316%1,077--$193$25,240,6749Miramax
10Fat Albert$201,4912%2,675-69$75$41,422,1203Fox