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. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$2,223,402-57%3,5020$635$95,802,3291Warner Bros.
2Elf$1,678,229-70%3,337--$503$42,227,0431New Line
3Brother Bear$690,708-82%3,0300$228$50,214,7602Disney
4Scary Movie 3$396,823-71%3,288-217$121$95,839,5013Miramax / Dimension
5Mystic River$381,431-44%1,58130$241$41,976,5554Warner Bros.
6Radio$377,935-64%2,811-263$134$38,306,5973Sony / Columbia
7Runaway Jury$345,956-45%2,133-603$162$41,405,7564Fox
8The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$276,185-51%2,378-592$116$74,764,4564New Line
9Kill Bill Vol. 1$233,413-44%1,681-748$139$65,869,5255Miramax
10School of Rock$121,468-77%1,982-804$61$74,440,1166Paramount