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. 30 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 30 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,551,114-6%3,4430$451$100,764,7202Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$1,083,9511%3,8040$285$103,959,4392Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$1,000,621-2%3,1080$322$33,061,2061Disney
4Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$545,254-6%2,552-28$214$111,493,4454Fox
5Deck the Halls$338,3191%3,205182$106$18,339,6951Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$260,66710%3,0430$86$68,145,0504Disney
7Stranger Than Fiction$256,751-2%2,2580$114$33,553,4393Sony / Columbia
8Bobby$230,431-15%1,6670$138$7,205,0272MGM / Weinstein
9The Fountain$226,525-3%1,4720$154$6,458,0941Warner Bros.
10Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny$201,760-3%1,9190$105$6,112,5061New Line