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, Jan. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hostel$1,174,973-6%2,195--$535$25,164,0491Lionsgate
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$853,1812%3,514-339$243$251,211,6695Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$714,2346%3,182126$224$83,900,5583Sony / Columbia
4King Kong (2005)$645,150-2%3,482-145$185$195,466,4694Universal
5Munich$608,892-2%1,485953$410$27,895,3283Universal
6Memoirs of a Geisha$601,0671%1,58942$378$42,204,9073Sony / Columbia
7Rumor Has It$437,331-1%2,766-49$158$36,915,3183Warner Bros.
8The Family Stone$340,233-3%2,085-379$163$54,545,1334Fox
9Cheaper by the Dozen 2$323,8313%3,108-103$104$67,864,7903Fox
10Casanova$313,201-4%1,004967$312$6,261,1583Disney