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 Wed, Dec. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$9,755,584--3,567--$2,735$9,755,5840Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$3,507,215-13%3,616--$970$77,692,6341Disney
3Syriana$812,092-19%1,7521743$464$16,110,7811Warner Bros.
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$595,092-16%3,325-533$179$246,068,4254Warner Bros.
5Walk the Line$443,886-18%2,749-411$161$78,480,7924Fox
6Pride & Prejudice (2005)$282,744-11%1,3358$212$27,294,3775Focus
7Aeon Flux$259,786-27%2,6080$100$21,202,4882Paramount
8Just Friends$256,173-15%2,464-41$104$27,237,1313New Line
9Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$202,856-11%3,2100$63$41,453,9133Paramount
10Rent$122,553-33%1,133-1304$108$27,397,6783Sony / Columbia