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, Dec. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$1,336,085-2%3,33525$401$73,350,3042Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$909,209-2%3,620195$251$141,171,8683Summit
3Australia$672,437-7%2,72179$247$32,937,7432Fox
4Quantum of Solace$568,148-1%3,423-78$166$153,289,5374Sony / Columbia
5Bolt$481,859-1%3,516-138$137$80,894,2253Disney
6Transporter 3$360,457-7%2,6260$137$26,675,5952Lionsgate
7Punisher: War Zone$316,637-12%2,508--$126$5,334,5411Lionsgate
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$259,9672%3,317-392$78$166,491,3095Paramount / DreamWorks
9Role Models$246,0903%1,907-288$129$62,338,8875Universal