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, Aug. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snakes on a Plane$1,465,746-61%3,555--$412$16,673,1221New Line
2Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$1,436,070-62%3,741-66$384$115,775,8913Sony / Columbia
3Accepted$1,312,149-51%2,914--$450$11,335,0711Universal
4Step Up$1,246,759-55%2,639172$472$40,985,0842Disney
5World Trade Center$1,077,516-67%2,99841$359$46,184,6162Paramount
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$771,475-67%3,227-84$239$46,860,9273Paramount
7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$568,858-64%2,277-664$250$401,821,4717Disney
8Material Girls$461,779-61%1,509--$306$5,064,0811MGM
9Pulse (2006)$408,882-59%2,3230$176$15,105,8702Weinstein / Dimension
10The Descent$317,948-58%1,720-375$185$22,636,6823Lionsgate