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, Dec. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$11,394,955-5%3,688--$3,090$79,058,1351Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$5,377,453-6%2,86311$1,878$79,045,1532Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$4,381,1313%3,728162$1,175$40,858,7812Paramount
4Rocky Balboa$2,952,564-10%3,017265$979$37,369,1061MGM
5The Good Shepherd$2,757,008-9%2,215--$1,245$24,063,7471Universal
6Happy Feet$2,701,7883%2,565-770$1,053$168,326,0576Warner Bros.
7Eragon$2,606,433-4%3,03010$860$48,213,4432Fox
8We Are Marshall$2,172,031-6%2,606--$833$15,940,0281Warner Bros.
9The Holiday$2,050,3050%2,63521$778$43,313,0933Sony / Columbia
10Casino Royale (2006)$1,280,918-1%1,588-626$807$148,929,9246Sony / Columbia