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. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$7,810,33838%3,243--$2,408$55,113,2231Disney
2Christmas with the Kranks$5,816,34370%3,119--$1,865$9,246,3490Sony / Columbia
3The Incredibles$4,786,5698%3,453-480$1,386$190,714,9333Disney
4Alexander$4,154,4624%2,445--$1,699$8,150,4210Warner Bros.
5The Polar Express$3,696,3379%3,6500$1,013$62,096,0722Warner Bros.
6The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$2,221,248-36%3,307--$672$40,948,2421Paramount
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$1,197,8178%2,4691939$485$25,732,8562Universal
8Ray$728,24454%1,549-925$470$61,150,4304Universal
9After the Sunset$703,69539%2,8190$250$21,224,2072New Line
10The Grudge$431,24414%1,652-1164$261$105,828,2065Sony / Columbia