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. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$5,404,240-18%3,858--$1,401$84,930,9671Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$3,017,890-6%3,45127$874$102,940,2112Fox
3Madagascar$1,484,5742%3,533-396$420$149,767,7224DreamWorks
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,076,083-5%2,923-399$368$350,343,6625Fox
5The Longest Yard (2005)$1,068,533-6%3,312-342$323$134,344,8144Paramount
6The Perfect Man$803,2551%2,087--$385$6,897,9991Universal
7The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$798,5022%2,6550$301$25,600,8422Miramax / Dimension
8Cinderella Man$626,171-2%2,610-210$240$45,158,8093Universal
9The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$612,9793%2,206-377$278$31,363,7463Warner Bros.
10The Honeymooners$267,240-14%1,9120$140$10,132,1282Paramount