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. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,611,513-80%3,683--$438$31,662,3391Disney
2Michael Jackson's This Is It$977,626-72%3,4810$281$57,989,3442Sony / Columbia
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$915,786-67%2,443--$375$13,621,1851Overture
4The Fourth Kind$770,216-69%2,527--$305$13,001,6231Universal
5Paranormal Activity$520,772-70%2,558154$204$97,626,6774Paramount
6Law Abiding Citizen$501,001-65%2,474-290$203$61,201,5714Overture
7The Box$478,958-69%2,635--$182$8,049,8511Warner Bros.
8Couples Retreat$385,929-68%2,857-169$135$96,068,1705Universal
9Where the Wild Things Are$257,592-77%2,756-889$93$69,481,7164Warner Bros.
10Saw VI$158,123-64%2,091-945$76$26,408,7903Lionsgate