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 Sun, Nov. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$7,917,217-36%3,6584$2,164$80,401,5512Disney
2Zathura$3,181,085-38%3,223--$987$13,426,6651Sony / Columbia
3Get Rich or Die Tryin'$2,813,478-42%1,652--$1,703$17,724,1101Paramount
4Derailed$2,683,301-47%2,443--$1,098$12,211,7471The Weinstein Company
5Jarhead$2,607,411-45%2,44837$1,065$46,539,5962Universal
6Saw II$1,967,920-49%2,9490$667$73,875,9213Lionsgate
7The Legend of Zorro$1,485,153-43%3,053-467$486$39,271,0073Sony / Columbia
8Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$826,762-45%2,735118$302$28,851,1974DreamWorks
9Prime$756,686-54%1,781-56$425$18,918,6153Universal
10The Weather Man$384,012-49%1,250-260$307$11,375,2823Paramount