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 Mon, Jul. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$8,534,210-47%3,770--$2,264$64,711,8441Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$5,795,618-48%2,925--$1,981$39,698,0361New Line
3Fantastic Four$2,770,838-61%3,61917$766$102,965,2582Fox
4War of the Worlds$1,918,052-58%3,724-186$515$194,341,9693Paramount
5Batman Begins$828,705-55%2,810-534$295$183,971,7605Warner Bros.
6Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$659,858-56%2,370-411$278$168,936,0086Fox
7Dark Water$624,047-53%2,6570$235$19,509,7442Disney
8Herbie: Fully Loaded$555,372-49%2,481-521$224$56,519,4274Disney
9Bewitched$378,409-49%2,290-724$165$57,405,5794Sony / Columbia
10Madagascar$356,470-56%1,779-383$200$184,442,8608DreamWorks