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. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hostel$1,747,824-62%2,195--$796$21,305,3651Lionsgate
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$871,988-81%3,514-339$248$248,650,1965Disney
3King Kong (2005)$748,355-78%3,482-145$215$193,428,0864Universal
4Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$711,847-74%3,182126$224$81,789,1113Sony / Columbia
5Munich$660,070-68%1,485953$444$26,008,7513Universal
6Memoirs of a Geisha$533,740-68%1,58942$336$40,397,0553Sony / Columbia
7Rumor Has It$391,109-70%2,766-49$141$35,596,0013Warner Bros.
8Cheaper by the Dozen 2$328,460-85%3,108-103$106$66,883,8163Fox
9The Family Stone$320,787-70%2,085-379$154$53,496,5364Fox
10Casanova$311,432-67%1,004967$310$5,290,9033Disney