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. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$19,574,164--2,470--$7,925$19,574,1641Universal
2The Santa Clause 2$5,966,552310%3,3522$1,780$41,270,7392Disney
3The Ring$5,107,699289%2,927119$1,745$75,205,0294DreamWorks
4I Spy$2,673,904312%3,1820$840$18,352,0572Sony / Columbia
5jackass: the movie$2,396,699154%2,5322$947$48,489,6403Paramount
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,600,758251%1,975-2$811$175,197,13030IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$1,148,892255%2,004-437$573$115,885,6487Disney
8Ghost Ship$947,557163%2,361-426$401$23,964,0973Warner Bros.
9Femme Fatale$903,984193%1,066--$848$1,559,3931Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$791,125200%1,29341$612$12,800,6265Sony / Columbia