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, Nov. 22 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 22 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The World Is Not Enough$2,601,578-70%3,163--$823$37,720,8121MGM
2Sleepy Hollow$2,086,364-71%3,064--$681$31,305,1121Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$577,607-86%3,0430$190$68,092,6512Warner Bros.
4The Bone Collector$485,038-70%2,62329$185$45,892,6063Universal
5Dogma$355,814-66%1,28718$276$15,783,7802Lionsgate
6Anywhere But Here$217,653-72%1,6819$129$10,350,5512Fox
7The Insider$204,245-70%1,84411$111$18,522,1083Disney
8The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$201,978-67%2,1470$94$11,597,5382Sony / Columbia
9The Bachelor$167,553-69%2,337-187$72$17,830,7093New Line
10The Sixth Sense$113,920-66%1,219-199$93$268,997,74316Disney