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. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$1,190,939-63%3,55427$335$235,499,2684Universal
2Coach Carter$1,108,596-78%2,524--$439$30,277,2491Paramount
3In Good Company$837,868-64%1,5661563$535$17,974,6163Universal
4Elektra$657,428-67%3,204--$205$15,450,0691Fox
5The Aviator (2004)$622,055-52%1,95689$318$52,163,5634Miramax
6White Noise$569,598-67%2,27918$250$43,422,6832Universal
7Racing Stripes$530,135-89%3,185--$166$19,391,8831Warner Bros.
8Ocean's Twelve$204,769-61%2,105-905$97$120,674,0616Warner Bros.
9Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$192,857-85%2,540-803$76$112,614,5775Paramount
10National Treasure$141,864-78%1,610-567$88$165,003,4989Disney