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, Aug. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$2,493,331-10%2,533--$984$26,454,0161Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$1,773,420-8%2,771--$640$19,756,7981Universal
3Wedding Crashers$1,553,4363%3,13125$496$166,931,0695New Line
4The Dukes of Hazzard$1,504,550-5%3,7850$398$60,553,4262Warner Bros.
5Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,141,4860%3,304-398$345$186,225,0245Warner Bros.
6March of the Penguins$1,121,72211%2,063196$544$39,857,7588Warner Independent
7Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$1,042,697-7%3,127--$333$11,790,3001Sony / Columbia
8Sky High$905,8392%2,807-105$323$45,296,1773Disney
9Must Love Dogs$587,7787%2,420-85$243$35,743,9913Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four$294,4351%1,617-722$182$149,100,1546Fox