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. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Glory Road$682,9458%2,222--$307$18,939,2051Disney
2Last Holiday$606,81410%2,514--$241$17,285,2231Paramount
3Hostel$578,398-3%2,337142$247$38,429,3272Lionsgate
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$529,4766%3,224-290$164$265,617,1806Disney
5Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$462,2615%3,23957$143$95,617,3774Sony / Columbia
6Hoodwinked$424,6882%2,394--$177$18,226,1591The Weinstein Company
7Memoirs of a Geisha$411,7335%1,65465$249$48,508,2974Sony / Columbia
8Munich$382,2160%1,49813$255$34,951,2204Universal
9King Kong (2005)$365,2140%2,814-668$130$205,652,6655Universal
10Tristan and Isolde$343,1076%1,845--$186$8,635,6181Fox