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 Wed, Jan. 25 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 25 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Evolution$1,353,543-18%3,207--$422$31,811,1181Sony / Screen Gems
2Brokeback Mountain$688,265-5%1,196513$575$43,811,8797Focus
3Glory Road$439,6710%2,396174$184$29,111,6442Disney
4Last Holiday$432,022-6%2,5140$172$27,346,5872Paramount
5Hoodwinked$379,1638%3,002608$126$29,882,4822The Weinstein Company
6The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$355,073-1%2,757-467$129$272,960,8817Disney
7Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$318,193-5%2,826-413$113$102,365,4775Sony / Columbia
8Hostel$314,669-9%2,258-79$139$43,700,5423Lionsgate
9Memoirs of a Geisha$267,157-6%1,404-250$190$51,977,6975Sony / Columbia
10End of the Spear$260,800-5%1,163--$224$5,109,3381Rocky Mountain Pictures