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, Jan. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$8,025,596-3%3,8530$2,083$225,705,2114Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,054,712-20%3,62751$1,945$174,560,3153Universal
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$4,502,152-25%3,0560$1,473$64,608,5682Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$4,371,7910%3,21136$1,362$54,685,2102Fox
5Memoirs of a Geisha$2,469,788-13%1,5470$1,597$30,635,3362Sony / Columbia
6Rumor Has It$2,425,974-23%2,8150$862$26,869,7642Warner Bros.
7The Family Stone$2,164,774-22%2,464-5$879$46,333,9653Fox
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,950,0995%2,316-205$842$277,088,6517Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$1,870,142-26%1,85324$1,009$21,650,2992Fox Searchlight
10Syriana$1,188,854-25%1,7250$689$38,917,3754Warner Bros.