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. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$5,638,726-64%3,568--$1,580$71,819,8991Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,654,698-53%3,68064$1,265$117,823,6702Disney
3The Family Stone$1,719,021-52%2,466--$697$14,239,2121Fox
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$884,354-54%3,185-543$278$253,486,6355Warner Bros.
5Syriana$757,237-54%1,77523$427$23,222,0832Warner Bros.
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$531,495-47%2,723-487$195$45,735,0354Paramount
7Walk the Line$525,303-51%2,664-370$197$83,131,9455Fox
8Just Friends$355,968-37%1,882-582$189$29,942,6504New Line
9Aeon Flux$272,137-49%2,058-550$132$23,485,7603Paramount
10Pride & Prejudice (2005)$262,024-43%1,141-194$230$29,430,4846Focus