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. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$2,901,436-4%2,845--$1,020$27,339,2271Universal
2Red Eye$1,604,540-7%3,079--$521$19,495,4581DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$1,141,929-9%2,649116$431$45,521,4542Paramount
4Wedding Crashers$1,019,5454%2,920-211$349$179,661,3766New Line
5The Skeleton Key$817,8090%2,7743$295$32,083,8652Universal
6March of the Penguins$731,5634%2,10239$348$49,875,7669Warner Independent
7Valiant$629,0184%2,014--$312$7,146,8491Disney
8The Dukes of Hazzard$627,7681%3,404-381$184$70,322,7503Warner Bros.
9Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$623,8257%2,575-729$242$193,843,2226Warner Bros.
10Sky High$496,1139%2,145-662$231$51,816,6754Disney