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. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$8,052,689--3,101--$2,597$8,052,6891Fox
2Elf$7,283,068303%3,38144$2,154$51,315,8872New Line
3The Matrix Revolutions$4,902,656139%3,5020$1,400$102,757,2812Warner Bros.
4Love Actually$2,624,096278%1,177601$2,229$12,789,6732Universal
5Brother Bear$2,540,980223%3,0300$839$53,542,1913Disney
6Looney Tunes: Back in Action$2,195,322--2,903--$756$2,195,3221Warner Bros.
7Scary Movie 3$1,915,581373%2,960-328$647$98,159,7674Miramax / Dimension
8Radio$1,528,110277%2,416-395$632$40,239,9584Sony / Columbia
9Mystic River$897,989157%1,550-31$579$43,224,5065Warner Bros.
10The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$845,159200%1,607-771$526$75,891,7195New Line