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 Thu, Nov. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredibles$11,011,594144%3,933--$2,800$93,004,2291Disney
2The Polar Express$4,737,21484%3,650--$1,298$7,305,7200Warner Bros.
3Ray$1,625,25261%2,463457$660$44,110,7972Universal
4The Grudge$1,308,59045%3,127-221$418$92,238,2653Sony / Columbia
5Saw$1,207,72319%2,467152$490$39,315,9922Lionsgate
6Shall We Dance (2004)$894,55246%2,54266$352$44,657,1804Miramax
7Shark Tale$814,636261%2,817-564$289$155,432,0566DreamWorks
8Alfie$632,62318%2,215--$286$8,362,6281Paramount
9Ladder 49$303,37750%1,178-1204$258$70,833,6816Disney
10Friday Night Lights$273,01454%1,484-1520$184$58,036,0785Universal