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. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$1,974,164-82%3,464--$570$40,304,4731Universal
2Gothika$1,611,787-68%2,382--$677$20,901,4511Warner Bros.
3Elf$1,276,350-75%3,3810$378$96,017,6613New Line
4Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$1,202,763-70%3,1010$388$48,481,2392Fox
5Love Actually$692,765-69%1,690513$410$31,131,4613Universal
6The Matrix Revolutions$563,018-71%3,024-478$186$125,947,5553Warner Bros.
7Brother Bear$410,765-75%2,885-145$142$70,731,5614Disney
8Looney Tunes: Back in Action$246,526-82%2,9030$85$15,137,2792Warner Bros.
9Radio$192,058-66%1,925-491$100$47,275,9935Sony / Columbia
10Scary Movie 3$178,196-74%2,359-601$76$106,664,0035Miramax / Dimension