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 Wed, Aug. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$3,155,838-14%3,785--$834$41,658,8001Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$2,043,944-8%3,10676$658$150,076,5674New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,710,044-12%3,702-73$462$174,932,9134Warner Bros.
4Sky High$1,256,579-11%2,9127$432$35,984,5212Disney
5March of the Penguins$1,088,769-8%1,8671089$583$29,772,1477Warner Independent
6Must Love Dogs$945,700-6%2,5050$378$29,102,2642Warner Bros.
7Stealth$713,726-9%3,4950$204$26,832,7252Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$541,531-5%2,339-405$232$145,661,5255Fox
9The Island (2005)$476,196-5%2,138-1000$223$32,404,1013DreamWorks
10War of the Worlds$441,240-8%1,940-384$227$225,973,3816Paramount