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, Dec. 10 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 10 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Eleven$3,038,002-67%3,075--$988$41,145,5721Warner Bros.
2Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$868,878-80%3,6720$237$240,666,6924Warner Bros.
3Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$520,933-72%2,84474$183$31,702,9012Fox
4Monsters, Inc.$338,224-82%2,884-506$117$212,727,3116Disney
5Spy Game$332,946-68%2,7700$120$54,279,7813Universal
6Shallow Hal$165,422-72%2,217-211$75$64,950,4295Fox
7Black Knight$157,135-80%2,233-301$70$27,218,6063Fox
8Out Cold (2001)$71,728-74%1,651-360$43$12,312,1203Disney