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. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$1,834,5724%3,5273$520$211,792,9093Universal
2White Noise$1,084,6171%2,261--$480$29,041,7691Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$594,1383%1,86771$318$45,189,7653Miramax
4Ocean's Twelve$425,2665%3,010-280$141$116,956,2755Warner Bros.
5Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$381,6344%3,343-280$114$107,079,6334Paramount
6Spanglish$333,8367%2,58798$129$38,795,0264Sony / Columbia
7National Treasure$265,3967%2,177-105$122$161,566,9778Disney
8The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$249,3610%1,1050$226$20,509,4585Disney
9Finding Neverland$212,9388%1,077--$198$25,650,0779Miramax
10Fat Albert$200,4425%2,675-69$75$41,813,9063Fox