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, Nov. 26 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 26 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Twilight (2008)$7,964,44932%3,425--$2,325$88,131,2701Summit
2Four Christmases$6,081,435--3,200--$1,900$6,081,4350Warner Bros. / New Line
3Bolt$5,092,07691%3,654--$1,394$35,945,4301Disney
4Quantum of Solace$4,067,29338%3,50150$1,162$117,998,3492Sony / Columbia
5Transporter 3$3,324,734--2,626--$1,266$3,324,7340Lionsgate
6Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$2,737,90269%3,709-356$738$142,648,1323Paramount / DreamWorks
7Australia$2,268,340--2,617--$867$2,268,3400Fox
8Role Models$1,174,4424%2,195-603$535$51,259,7693Universal
9High School Musical 3: Senior Year$256,380-2%1,385-1817$185$87,558,7255Disney
10Changeling$181,497-45%1,010-886$180$32,432,2595Universal