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, Nov. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$5,321,727-78%3,682--$1,445$93,679,5051Warner Bros.
28 Mile$1,186,795-73%2,49626$475$85,627,4372Universal
3The Ring$606,295-74%2,882-45$210$101,293,8065DreamWorks
4The Santa Clause 2$527,989-88%3,346-6$158$83,045,7113Disney
5Half Past Dead$431,079-76%2,113--$204$8,251,3501Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$277,608-77%1,812-163$153$186,460,16031IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$273,925-70%2,413-119$114$59,622,8024Paramount
8I Spy$202,928-76%2,611-571$78$30,936,3933Sony / Columbia
9Femme Fatale$112,465-63%1,0660$106$5,802,9572Warner Bros.
10Sweet Home Alabama$102,681-78%1,469-535$70$121,986,7928Disney