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 Wed, Nov. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$2,078,065-54%3,167--$656$42,787,6341Lionsgate
2The Departed$828,7663%2,951-54$281$93,461,4084Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$696,238-10%2,2810$305$30,913,5912Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$555,890-9%2,190314$254$21,574,0892Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$328,602-11%2,626104$125$29,842,5533Universal
6Open Season (2006)$288,508-14%3,059-320$94$78,001,9915Sony / Columbia
7Flicka$253,344-6%2,8770$88$14,642,5012Fox
8The Guardian (2006)$171,075-15%1,973-585$87$50,467,1665Disney
9Catch a Fire$146,559-9%1,305--$112$2,486,3001Focus Features
10The Grudge 2$145,552-53%3,063-151$48$36,596,1273Sony / Columbia