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, May. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$50,013,041--3,661--$13,661$50,013,0410Fox
2Monster-in-Law$1,522,527-5%3,424--$445$29,827,2051New Line
3Kicking & Screaming$690,976-5%3,455--$200$23,476,6061Universal
4Crash (2005)$541,522-8%1,87612$289$22,103,4912Lionsgate
5Unleashed$466,822-20%1,957--$239$13,730,1551Rogue
6Kingdom of Heaven$406,216-34%2,870-346$142$37,680,0962Fox
7House of Wax$327,434-12%3,004-107$109$23,626,1982Warner Bros.
8The Interpreter$251,642-26%2,005-809$126$62,493,3024Universal
9The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$202,626-39%2,211-922$92$44,847,8003Disney
10Mindhunters$105,203-31%1,040--$101$2,558,5391Dimension Films