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 Fri, Dec. 12 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 12 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$11,614,856--3,560--$3,263$11,614,8561Fox
2Four Christmases$4,181,823209%3,540205$1,181$78,884,2103Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$2,578,891180%3,64929$707$144,672,2774Summit
4Bolt$1,733,939254%3,133-383$553$83,117,7614Disney
5Australia$1,243,49888%2,703-18$460$34,842,7503Fox
6Nothing Like the Holidays$1,154,268--1,671--$691$1,154,2681Overture
7Quantum of Solace$1,096,46289%2,635-788$416$154,964,6235Sony / Columbia
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$717,371172%2,768-549$259$167,471,9716Paramount / DreamWorks
9Transporter 3$689,75696%2,541-85$271$27,717,0873Lionsgate
10Role Models$490,98898%1,328-579$370$63,078,3046Universal