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. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$10,517,175-15%3,832--$2,745$88,403,0851Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$9,520,25514%3,49924$2,721$112,370,5582Fox
3I Am Legend$7,403,663-15%3,62014$2,045$167,076,9132Warner Bros.
4Charlie Wilson's War$3,065,390-18%2,575--$1,190$22,738,5581Universal
5Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$2,941,550-33%2,563--$1,148$16,829,5240Fox
6The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,679,2825%2,772--$967$7,611,0850Sony / Columbia
7P.S. I Love You$2,472,726-3%2,454--$1,008$14,298,0351Warner Bros.
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$2,336,800-15%1,249--$1,871$18,720,3911Paramount / DreamWorks
9Enchanted$1,990,73515%2,227-839$894$104,149,7255Disney
10The Great Debaters$1,575,833-23%1,164--$1,354$7,250,9650MGM / Weinstein