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, May. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monster-in-Law$1,784,210-69%3,424--$521$24,891,0701New Line
2Kicking & Screaming$1,019,756-81%3,455--$295$21,181,2151Universal
3Unleashed$977,946-69%1,957--$500$11,880,2431Rogue
4Kingdom of Heaven$812,490-70%3,2193$252$35,908,7352Fox
5Crash (2005)$690,409-65%1,87612$368$20,306,0732Lionsgate
6House of Wax$516,768-69%3,1110$166$22,464,8112Warner Bros.
7The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$407,574-72%2,770-363$147$43,925,0923Disney
8The Interpreter$364,044-67%2,602-212$140$61,526,6734Universal
9Mindhunters$201,365-63%1,040--$194$2,113,8971Dimension Films
10The Amityville Horror (2005)$150,678-61%1,434-1044$105$63,234,5905MGM