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 Sat, Nov. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$17,128,67640%3,804--$4,503$29,386,2481Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$15,414,8735%3,434--$4,489$30,156,0791Sony / Columbia
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$5,922,27619%2,61145$2,268$87,040,6673Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$3,838,71283%3,359-99$1,143$49,331,5463Disney
5Flushed Away$3,006,63591%3,307-400$909$46,575,4213Paramount / DreamWorks
6Stranger Than Fiction$2,812,80625%2,2706$1,239$21,370,1932Sony / Columbia
7Saw III$1,266,51239%1,942-1071$652$74,230,1964Lionsgate
8Babel$1,199,54837%1,2510$959$11,188,5744Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$1,143,01745%1,611-599$710$113,192,1567Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$882,10620%1,495--$590$1,614,1551Universal