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. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$2,000,215-5%2,5661729$780$76,154,1712Fox
2Stranger Than Fiction$678,1292%2,264--$300$16,299,3451Sony / Columbia
3The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$564,7518%3,4580$163$43,399,2952Disney
4Flushed Away$500,3056%3,7070$135$41,991,4792Paramount / DreamWorks
5Saw III$407,337-1%3,013-154$135$72,049,9823Lionsgate
6Babel$390,737-3%1,2511216$312$9,113,3353Paramount Vantage
7The Departed$373,2882%2,210-575$169$111,260,5476Warner Bros.
8The Prestige$297,0523%2,236-69$133$47,416,9284Disney
9A Good Year$252,346-3%2,066--$122$4,797,9941Fox
10Flags of Our Fathers$231,4359%1,963-412$118$31,851,1334Paramount / DreamWorks