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, Aug. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$4,168,093-48%3,785--$1,101$34,843,1501Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$2,165,038-55%3,10676$697$145,809,0054New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,857,686-44%3,702-73$502$171,284,2024Warner Bros.
4Sky High$1,307,435-50%2,9127$449$33,317,3492Disney
5March of the Penguins$1,087,686-54%1,8671089$583$27,500,1187Warner Independent
6Must Love Dogs$922,855-54%2,5050$368$27,145,4482Warner Bros.
7Stealth$752,449-58%3,4950$215$25,336,2122Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$555,163-57%2,339-405$237$144,547,9295Fox
9The Island (2005)$481,791-53%2,138-1000$225$31,425,1863DreamWorks
10War of the Worlds$452,347-57%1,940-384$233$225,055,0556Paramount