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 Wed, Jun. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar$2,776,8324%4,14211$670$108,376,3102DreamWorks
2Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$2,311,233-1%3,650-13$633$314,968,5433Fox
3The Longest Yard (2005)$2,174,788-5%3,6340$598$102,516,3492Paramount
4Cinderella Man$1,629,100-6%2,812--$579$23,366,9821Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,128,2651%2,58354$437$16,868,3911Warner Bros.
6Monster-in-Law$695,153-1%3,025-205$230$73,168,9624New Line
7Lords of Dogtown$451,365-8%1,865--$242$7,116,6021Sony / Columbia
8Crash (2005)$391,8021%1,319-361$297$42,060,6865Lionsgate
9Kicking & Screaming$292,69211%1,827-1139$160$48,506,7394Universal