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. 23 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 23 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$7,538,29015%3,443--$2,189$63,268,6331Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$6,145,191-18%3,804--$1,615$62,220,6071Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$4,536,89928%3,108--$1,460$8,074,9520Disney
4Deck the Halls$2,892,96443%3,023--$957$4,915,9950Fox
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$2,549,8116%2,58014$988$98,832,3573Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$2,079,85922%3,043-415$683$57,142,5833Disney
7Stranger Than Fiction$1,306,55418%2,258-6$579$26,776,4222Sony / Columbia
8Bobby$1,154,76915348%1,667--$693$1,243,9451MGM / Weinstein
9The Fountain$862,6064%1,472--$586$1,688,8040Warner Bros.
10Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny$796,908-33%1,919--$415$1,978,4220New Line