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. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$6,652,312-17%3,632--$1,832$14,619,4720Disney
2This Christmas$4,165,349-1%1,802--$2,312$8,382,7970Sony / Screen Gems
3Beowulf$3,582,5183%3,218--$1,113$40,096,2351Paramount
4Hitman$3,498,384-21%2,401--$1,457$7,913,7580Fox
5Fred Claus$2,468,85531%3,6030$685$42,296,6772Warner Bros.
6August Rush$1,958,2045%2,280--$859$3,821,8760Warner Bros.
7The Mist$1,940,477-2%2,423--$801$3,929,8290MGM / Weinstein
8American Gangster$1,927,90525%2,814-245$685$106,539,1203Universal
9Bee Movie$1,800,578-17%3,507-437$513$100,046,6173Paramount / DreamWorks
10Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$1,366,391-8%3,167--$431$14,243,4791Fox