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. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$11,942,925-12%3,688--$3,238$67,663,1801Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$5,713,320-20%2,86311$1,996$73,667,7002Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$4,252,55211%3,728162$1,141$36,477,6502Paramount
4Rocky Balboa$3,266,866-27%3,017265$1,083$34,416,5421MGM
5The Good Shepherd$3,045,523-26%2,215--$1,375$21,306,7391Universal
6Eragon$2,708,835-12%3,03010$894$45,607,0102Fox
7Happy Feet$2,634,1467%2,565-770$1,027$165,624,2696Warner Bros.
8We Are Marshall$2,310,298-20%2,606--$887$13,767,9971Warner Bros.
9The Holiday$2,054,203-9%2,63521$780$41,262,7883Sony / Columbia
10Casino Royale (2006)$1,296,851-9%1,588-626$817$147,649,0066Sony / Columbia