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. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flushed Away$5,675,775-33%3,707--$1,531$18,814,4321Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$5,366,355-39%3,458--$1,552$19,503,2911Disney
3Saw III$3,301,786-48%3,1670$1,043$59,381,9082Lionsgate
4The Departed$1,803,401-50%2,785-166$648$102,006,9375Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$1,727,784-49%2,30524$750$39,138,0753Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$1,087,467-46%2,375185$458$26,551,6973Paramount / DreamWorks
7Open Season (2006)$853,951-40%2,458-601$347$81,255,2356Sony / Columbia
8Man of the Year (2006)$764,143-56%2,388-238$320$33,849,7684Universal
9Flicka$727,029-41%2,314-563$314$17,603,2403Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$356,262-53%1,274-699$280$52,284,0376Disney