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. 17 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 17 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,805,959-13%3,560--$507$36,700,7341Fox
2Four Christmases$1,166,940-1%3,540205$330$91,219,5443Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$787,9732%3,64929$216$152,319,3234Summit
4Bolt$460,1881%3,133-383$147$90,190,7614Disney
5Australia$457,495-8%2,703-18$169$39,159,8543Fox
6Quantum of Solace$388,136-4%2,635-788$147$158,739,2295Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$267,742-6%1,671--$160$4,353,6491Overture
8Transporter 3$246,777-7%2,541-85$97$30,129,6953Lionsgate
9Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$222,1893%2,768-549$80$170,563,0886Paramount / DreamWorks
10Role Models$205,2883%1,328-579$155$64,740,7786Universal