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. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$8,875,8771%3,853173$2,304$191,993,1553Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,100,9460%3,5768$1,986$142,733,7962Universal
3Cheaper by the Dozen 2$5,177,9752%3,17575$1,631$35,826,5031Fox
4Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$4,714,9010%3,0560$1,543$43,582,7741Sony / Columbia
5Rumor Has It$2,491,613-1%2,815--$885$15,077,9601Warner Bros.
6Memoirs of a Geisha$2,356,868-1%1,5471495$1,524$20,418,0551Sony / Columbia
7The Family Stone$2,235,0880%2,4690$905$36,036,5872Fox
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,040,819-1%2,424-326$842$269,453,1086Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$1,918,2220%1,829--$1,049$13,601,4661Fox Searchlight
10Wolf Creek$1,086,1990%1,749--$621$8,401,5851Weinstein / Dimension