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 Thu, Aug. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wedding Crashers$2,741,772-4%3,030105$905$127,606,8573New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$2,488,0110%3,775-15$659$158,458,2463Warner Bros.
3Sky High$2,081,2823%2,905--$716$23,004,6221Disney
4Must Love Dogs$1,468,3420%2,505--$586$18,864,9541Warner Bros.
5Stealth$1,178,975-4%3,495--$337$18,659,0481Sony / Columbia
6Fantastic Four$835,6251%2,744-705$305$139,726,0354Fox
7Bad News Bears$826,528-3%3,1830$260$26,164,4472Paramount
8The Island (2005)$823,634-1%3,13816$262$27,826,2692DreamWorks
9War of the Worlds$642,2182%2,324-941$276$221,054,4365Paramount
10Hustle and Flow$373,3655%1,0152$368$16,169,8292Paramount Classics