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 Fri, Dec. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$4,632,852199%3,386-57$1,368$105,397,5723Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$4,303,150297%3,8040$1,131$108,262,5893Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$3,446,855244%3,1080$1,109$36,508,0612Disney
4The Nativity Story$2,468,061--3,083--$801$2,468,0611New Line
5Deck the Halls$1,806,366434%3,2050$564$20,146,0612Fox
6Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,503,539176%2,237-315$672$112,996,9845Fox
7Turistas$1,305,036--1,570--$831$1,305,0361Fox Atomic
8The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$1,187,002355%2,617-426$454$69,332,0525Disney
9Stranger Than Fiction$931,612263%1,804-454$516$34,485,0514Sony / Columbia
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj$878,473--1,979--$444$878,4731MGM