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 Tue, Nov. 23 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 23 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The World Is Not Enough$3,363,70629%3,163--$1,063$41,084,5181MGM
2Sleepy Hollow$2,586,53824%3,064--$844$33,891,6501Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$682,73018%3,0430$224$68,775,3812Warner Bros.
4The Bone Collector$629,14730%2,62329$240$46,521,7533Universal
5Dogma$508,46443%1,28718$395$16,292,2442Lionsgate
6Anywhere But Here$351,80762%1,6819$209$10,702,3582Fox
7The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$282,70840%2,1470$132$11,880,2462Sony / Columbia
8The Insider$276,91736%1,84411$150$18,799,0253Disney
9The Bachelor$249,81449%2,337-187$107$18,080,5233New Line
10The Sixth Sense$167,50247%1,219-199$137$269,165,24516Disney