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. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$3,637,255-68%3,314--$1,098$50,707,9931MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$2,561,278-80%3,6820$696$150,921,7812Warner Bros.
3Friday After Next$785,244-77%1,616--$486$13,786,8111New Line
4The Santa Clause 2$702,510-76%3,251-95$216$95,648,1184Disney
58 Mile$633,930-69%2,58589$245$98,215,7683Universal
6The Ring$537,845-68%2,628-254$205$111,380,7746DreamWorks
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$270,505-71%1,585-227$171$191,396,87532IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$205,930-71%2,1130$97$12,707,4612Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$151,670-61%1,522-891$100$62,204,1115Paramount
10I Spy$72,968-67%1,535-1076$48$32,718,1694Sony / Columbia