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, Dec. 8 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 8 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Samurai$2,244,481-66%2,908--$772$26,515,5471Warner Bros.
2Bad Santa$593,137-70%2,09186$284$27,738,6692Miramax / Dimension
3Honey (2003)$591,186-79%1,942--$304$13,448,1761Universal
4Elf$457,319-78%3,119-83$147$140,000,2295New Line
5The Haunted Mansion$423,830-85%3,1220$136$46,400,6802Disney
6Gothika$417,893-69%2,205-177$190$49,964,4113Warner Bros.
7The Missing$311,590-69%2,7560$113$22,116,4452Sony / Columbia
8Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$308,790-86%3,409-58$91$85,608,1263Universal
9Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$280,622-70%2,344-359$120$72,837,9094Fox
10Love Actually$276,446-69%1,672-42$165$49,024,2125Universal