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 Fri, Nov. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 2$7,510,527--3,350--$2,242$7,510,5271Disney
2The Ring$5,791,694108%2,808174$2,063$52,221,1423DreamWorks
3jackass: the movie$4,236,913306%2,53021$1,675$33,628,4712Paramount
4I Spy$4,107,444--3,182--$1,291$4,107,4441Sony / Columbia
5Ghost Ship$1,997,10290%2,7870$717$16,693,0542Warner Bros.
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,600,715214%1,97710$810$167,807,46229IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$1,385,761264%2,441-741$568$110,234,3966Disney
8Punch-Drunk Love$1,301,070506%1,252771$1,039$8,157,5124Sony / Columbia
9Red Dragon$808,152115%1,949-937$415$87,124,7975Universal
10Tuck Everlasting$440,423137%1,237-223$356$15,058,9824Disney