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, Jun. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$5,360,569-13%3,424--$1,566$61,868,3451Fox
2Madagascar$1,947,9741%3,929-213$496$132,293,6613DreamWorks
3Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,586,004-6%3,322-328$477$335,381,9214Fox
4The Longest Yard (2005)$1,396,516-8%3,65420$382$121,394,0343Paramount
5The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$1,145,385-6%2,655--$431$14,949,0361Miramax / Dimension
6Cinderella Man$1,014,9430%2,8208$360$36,673,7672Universal
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$874,23211%2,5830$338$25,394,1702Warner Bros.
8The Honeymooners$348,396-19%1,912--$182$6,320,0541Paramount
9Monster-in-Law$287,03210%1,949-1076$147$77,038,6495New Line
10Lords of Dogtown$254,979-8%1,8650$137$9,921,0722Sony / Columbia