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. 31 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 31 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,406,605-70%3,6632$1,203$274,893,5752Fox
2The Longest Yard (2005)$3,978,841-64%3,634--$1,095$62,593,2571Paramount
3Madagascar$3,835,060-72%4,131--$928$64,846,2451DreamWorks
4Monster-in-Law$929,946-63%3,230-194$288$63,383,5723New Line
5Crash (2005)$501,144-64%1,680-225$298$36,699,9964Lionsgate
6Kicking & Screaming$430,062-69%2,966-504$145$44,553,3473Universal
7Unleashed$202,051-67%1,419-543$142$22,314,1233Rogue
8Kingdom of Heaven$184,868-64%1,328-1480$139$45,214,1144Fox
9The Interpreter$152,074-71%1,171-993$130$69,353,8406Universal
10House of Wax$147,577-54%1,635-1131$90$30,011,9244Warner Bros.