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, Nov. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael Jackson's This Is It$2,455,691-71%3,481--$705$36,896,5991Sony / Columbia
2Paranormal Activity$1,186,166-69%2,404459$493$85,811,8453Paramount
3Law Abiding Citizen$775,220-65%2,764-126$280$52,256,8823Overture
4Couples Retreat$590,691-68%3,026-48$195$87,618,3464Universal
5Where the Wild Things Are$578,523-75%3,645-90$159$63,231,0303Warner Bros.
6Saw VI$443,869-65%3,0360$146$22,976,7602Lionsgate
7The Stepfather (2009)$275,486-67%2,346-388$117$24,831,1723Sony / Screen Gems
8Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$275,254-73%2,7540$100$11,083,4712Universal
9Astro Boy$270,702-82%3,0206$90$11,587,6422Summit
10Amelia$255,991-69%1,070250$239$8,596,4992Fox Searchlight