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. 24 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 24 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$9,907,178-31%3,661--$2,706$182,707,8801Fox
2Monster-in-Law$1,243,533-19%3,4240$363$46,958,9892New Line
3Kicking & Screaming$728,998-29%3,47015$210$35,948,4862Universal
4Crash (2005)$576,830-17%1,90529$303$28,924,5643Lionsgate
5Unleashed$421,504-21%1,9625$215$18,810,8762Rogue
6Kingdom of Heaven$381,271-21%2,808-411$136$42,085,2363Fox
7House of Wax$311,252-17%2,766-345$113$27,601,0063Warner Bros.
8The Interpreter$281,888-13%2,164-438$130$66,010,9065Universal
9The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$205,436-19%2,211-559$93$47,362,1484Disney
10Mindhunters$123,628-4%1,0400$119$3,817,6992Dimension Films