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. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$1,788,678-14%3,167--$565$44,576,3121Lionsgate
2The Departed$823,096-1%2,951-54$279$94,284,5044Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$718,7123%2,2810$315$31,632,3032Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$558,1480%2,190314$255$22,132,2372Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$340,8644%2,626104$130$30,183,4173Universal
6Open Season (2006)$283,071-2%3,059-320$93$78,285,0625Sony / Columbia
7Flicka$258,8652%2,8770$90$14,901,3662Fox
8The Guardian (2006)$183,2517%1,973-585$93$50,650,4175Disney
9The Grudge 2$146,1950%3,063-151$48$36,742,3223Sony / Columbia
10Catch a Fire$144,739-1%1,305--$111$2,631,0391Focus Features