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 Mon, Nov. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$2,557,372-63%2,5661729$997$69,668,9582Fox
2Stranger Than Fiction$811,272-72%2,264--$358$14,221,7901Sony / Columbia
3Flushed Away$693,495-85%3,7070$187$40,521,1282Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$680,978-85%3,4580$197$41,765,5242Disney
5Saw III$506,088-69%3,013-154$168$70,767,8443Lionsgate
6Babel$479,769-69%1,2511216$384$7,877,3913Paramount Vantage
7The Departed$416,785-66%2,210-575$189$110,123,9826Warner Bros.
8The Prestige$332,430-70%2,236-69$149$46,520,6994Disney
9A Good Year$286,328-68%2,066--$139$4,007,2641Fox
10Flags of Our Fathers$230,104-66%1,963-412$117$31,181,5434Paramount / DreamWorks