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. 9 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 9 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$1,275,32970%3,458--$369$24,157,4701Disney
2Flushed Away$1,213,78869%3,707--$327$23,221,7371Paramount / DreamWorks
3Saw III$945,06117%3,1670$298$63,277,4592Lionsgate
4The Prestige$644,64133%2,30524$280$41,410,7603Disney
5The Departed$638,1244%2,785-166$229$104,541,3145Warner Bros.
6Flags of Our Fathers$412,7888%2,375185$174$28,140,5883Paramount / DreamWorks
7Man of the Year (2006)$310,96737%2,388-238$130$34,925,7854Universal
8Open Season (2006)$232,93368%2,458-601$95$82,106,0426Sony / Columbia
9Flicka$199,07650%2,314-563$86$18,317,3343Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$142,44426%1,274-699$112$52,786,3786Disney