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, Dec. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,603,151-73%3,616--$1,273$70,159,0541Disney
2Syriana$1,057,376-64%1,7521743$604$14,296,0021Warner Bros.
3Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$694,117-77%3,728-130$186$244,767,9554Warner Bros.
4Walk the Line$501,931-64%3,034-126$165$77,492,8574Fox
5Aeon Flux$371,639-70%2,6080$142$20,589,2382Paramount
6Just Friends$293,239-64%2,464-41$119$26,677,9553New Line
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$292,498-49%1,3358$219$26,692,7335Focus
8Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$206,739-84%3,2100$64$41,024,0733Paramount
9Rent$176,211-61%1,971-466$89$27,093,1643Sony / Columbia
10Chicken Little$125,628-82%2,326-695$54$127,406,3426Disney