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. 20 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 20 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$9,703,035-47%3,359--$2,889$27,917,4670New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$2,062,1172%3,0750$671$80,629,0312Warner Bros.
3Vanilla Sky$1,688,936-7%2,742--$616$33,005,8951Paramount
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,086,03319%3,422-250$317$257,143,5325Warner Bros.
5Not Another Teen Movie$804,928-1%2,365--$340$16,153,1761Sony / Columbia
6Monsters, Inc.$574,08627%2,682-202$214$220,646,8197Disney
7Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$469,3077%2,792-52$168$40,629,7673Fox
8Spy Game$188,757-4%2,503-267$75$58,714,6654Universal
9Black Knight$126,35711%1,907-326$66$30,264,4684Fox
10Shallow Hal$117,72715%1,767-450$67$67,439,7636Fox