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 Sun, Oct. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Doom$3,697,197-38%3,044--$1,215$15,488,8341Universal
2Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$2,551,063-34%2,007--$1,271$9,177,4991DreamWorks
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,519,744-35%3,472-184$726$43,920,8583DreamWorks
4North Country$1,637,939-41%2,555--$641$6,423,2421Warner Bros.
5The Fog (2005)$1,476,108-51%2,9720$497$20,914,7592Sony / Columbia
6Elizabethtown$1,243,879-49%2,5170$494$18,849,6512Paramount
7Flightplan$1,087,526-51%2,513-598$433$77,294,4315Disney
8In Her Shoes$983,604-43%2,237-603$440$26,178,6123Fox
9A History of Violence$667,878-44%1,308-40$511$26,065,0385New Line
10Domino$657,640-29%2,2230$296$8,596,6372New Line