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 Tue, Nov. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredibles$3,212,287-16%3,933--$817$77,482,2661Disney
2Ray$924,3571%2,463457$375$41,477,1672Universal
3Saw$848,0350%2,467152$344$37,089,0972Lionsgate
4The Grudge$636,7841%3,336-12$191$90,025,7673Sony / Columbia
5Shall We Dance (2004)$551,25124%2,54266$217$43,149,1924Miramax
6Alfie$504,0207%2,215--$228$7,193,8151Paramount
7Ladder 49$198,98329%1,670-712$119$70,327,8216Disney
8Shark Tale$178,456-3%2,817-564$63$154,392,0376DreamWorks
9Team America: World Police$176,0208%1,702-633$103$30,804,6084Paramount
10Friday Night Lights$167,5355%2,110-894$79$57,585,3785Universal