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 Wed, Dec. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$1,190,388-11%2,465--$483$19,045,2371Disney
2The Holiday$1,087,459-4%2,610--$417$16,039,8571Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$877,730-1%1,910--$460$11,261,6281Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$752,7123%3,650-154$206$140,102,6244Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$736,4691%3,161-225$233$131,157,3944Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$697,46019%3,0830$226$17,724,5302New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$435,884-4%2,742-366$159$54,326,1573Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$260,1303%1,594-643$163$121,005,9916Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$211,21410%2,226-391$95$77,761,0386Disney
10Unaccompanied Minors$188,8611%2,775--$68$6,357,5911Warner Bros.