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 Wed, Nov. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$4,032,317-15%3,682--$1,095$102,454,1771Warner Bros.
28 Mile$1,010,692-22%2,49626$405$87,936,9622Universal
3The Ring$599,578-15%2,882-45$208$102,595,2885DreamWorks
4The Santa Clause 2$530,542-7%3,346-6$159$84,144,6053Disney
5Half Past Dead$347,864-20%2,113--$165$9,032,1891Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$295,665-19%1,812-163$163$187,119,66531IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$254,635-18%2,413-119$106$60,186,6264Paramount
8I Spy$209,847-13%2,611-571$80$31,388,5113Sony / Columbia
9Sweet Home Alabama$117,319-10%1,469-535$80$122,234,3228Disney
10Femme Fatale$109,867-12%1,0660$103$6,037,2882Warner Bros.