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, May. 3 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 3 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$1,258,730-12%3,133--$402$23,791,4581Disney
2The Interpreter$897,9435%2,7646$325$44,908,4792Universal
3XXX: State of the Union$684,630-12%3,480--$197$14,173,9371Sony / Columbia
4The Amityville Horror (2005)$553,510-6%3,058-265$181$55,957,4993MGM
5Sahara (2005)$343,9521%3,112-88$111$57,571,1744Paramount
6A Lot Like Love$317,5225%2,5020$127$15,179,3632Disney
7Kung Fu Hustle$223,152-4%2,440-63$91$12,899,1994Sony Pictures Classics
8Sin City$200,9275%1,665-678$121$71,011,4325Miramax / Dimension
9Fever Pitch (2005)$166,514-7%2,192-683$76$36,665,5994Fox
10Guess Who$128,5113%1,863-621$69$65,690,3606Sony / Columbia