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 Mon, Dec. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$1,658,653-71%3,310--$501$47,713,3591Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$1,475,479-72%3,4256$431$121,181,1242Summit
3Australia$985,079-70%2,642--$373$20,990,6241Fox
4Quantum of Solace$887,362-73%3,50143$253$142,306,7403Sony / Columbia
5Bolt$826,174-85%3,6543$226$67,675,0742Disney
6Transporter 3$741,608-71%2,626--$282$18,972,1741Lionsgate
7Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$460,009-85%3,709-298$124$159,526,0174Paramount / DreamWorks
8Role Models$329,255-67%2,195-538$150$58,108,7904Universal
9Changeling$75,264-70%1,010-729$75$33,927,4216Universal
10High School Musical 3: Senior Year$46,522-80%1,385-976$34$88,794,5576Disney