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, Dec. 21 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 21 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Women Want (2000)$4,145,97912%3,012--$1,376$48,567,4041Paramount
2How the Grinch Stole Christmas$2,214,91526%3,25674$680$220,395,4885Universal
3Vertical Limit$1,111,74814%2,3070$482$32,728,2052Sony / Columbia
4Proof of Life$702,68612%2,7050$260$21,315,6312Warner Bros.
5102 Dalmatians$534,37729%2,190-514$244$49,584,4044Disney
6Unbreakable$490,40011%2,297-385$213$84,910,9714Disney
7Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$353,16815%2,540-300$139$45,378,8335Paramount
8Meet the Parents$206,39425%1,380-554$150$159,650,33711Universal
9Charlie's Angels$181,87310%1,625-579$112$121,742,5827Sony / Columbia