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 Thu, Dec. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,121,9420%3,8580$291$233,807,3213Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$718,0060%3,16022$227$71,252,7093Fox
3Aeon Flux$643,025-5%2,608--$247$15,655,8801Paramount
4Pride & Prejudice (2005)$384,4794%1,32728$290$23,908,6834Focus
5Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$368,38114%3,2104$115$35,766,5442Paramount
6Just Friends$360,6270%2,5050$144$22,574,7662New Line
7Rent$283,024-4%2,4374$116$24,913,2702Sony / Columbia
8Chicken Little$239,04815%3,021-454$79$124,973,0895Disney
9Derailed$185,557-2%1,702-359$109$33,452,0064The Weinstein Company
10The Ice Harvest$152,533-3%1,5555$98$8,320,8802Focus