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. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$1,836,465-61%2,86823$640$50,403,0012Universal
2The Brothers Grimm$1,395,429-65%3,087--$452$16,488,3051Miramax / Dimension
3Red Eye$972,300-64%3,09112$315$33,536,2952DreamWorks
4Four Brothers$752,762-68%2,6490$284$56,124,2053Paramount
5Wedding Crashers$631,330-61%2,737-183$231$188,172,5437New Line
6The Cave$550,016-67%2,195--$251$6,698,0321Sony / Screen Gems
7March of the Penguins$524,174-65%2,394292$219$56,417,71110Warner Independent
8The Skeleton Key$487,136-59%2,78410$175$38,537,7033Universal
9Valiant$352,224-68%2,0162$175$12,056,1722Disney
10Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$344,909-60%2,005-570$172$197,925,5437Warner Bros.