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. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$16,619,186--3,314--$5,015$16,619,1861MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$11,007,738199%3,6820$2,990$117,140,5162Warner Bros.
3Friday After Next$4,400,245--1,616--$2,723$4,400,2451New Line
48 Mile$2,817,293175%2,58589$1,090$91,777,9863Universal
5The Ring$2,535,627269%2,628-254$965$105,817,7066DreamWorks
6The Santa Clause 2$2,425,806311%3,251-95$746$87,161,3324Disney
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,075,555207%1,586-226$678$188,545,68832IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$1,018,257196%2,1130$482$10,393,9602Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$510,490101%1,522-891$335$60,951,3065Paramount
10I Spy$339,80959%1,535-1076$221$31,941,6194Sony / Columbia