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, Dec. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Santa$788,237-7%2,005160$393$19,309,8781Miramax / Dimension
2Gothika$703,148-12%2,3820$295$43,559,2362Warner Bros.
3The Missing$602,287-11%2,7560$219$17,182,7841Sony / Columbia
4The Haunted Mansion$569,002-8%3,1220$182$35,997,9431Disney
5Elf$563,345-13%3,2020$176$130,921,6754New Line
6Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$521,979-9%3,4673$151$77,620,4552Universal
7Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$519,474-13%2,7030$192$68,309,4093Fox
8Love Actually$437,401-10%1,7148$255$44,731,4284Universal
9Timeline$372,067-15%2,7870$134$13,692,0071Paramount
10The Matrix Revolutions$231,513-13%2,0550$113$134,085,6794Warner Bros.