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 Thu, Nov. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,533,991-71%3,683--$417$40,964,3631Disney
2The Men Who Stare at Goats$820,598-46%2,443--$336$17,175,5431Overture
3Michael Jackson's This Is It$784,121-60%3,4810$225$62,109,6262Sony / Columbia
4The Fourth Kind$556,772-54%2,527--$220$15,844,2231Universal
5Law Abiding Citizen$527,339-45%2,474-290$213$63,390,4694Overture
6Paranormal Activity$451,985-45%2,558154$177$99,645,1114Paramount
7Couples Retreat$414,802-48%2,857-169$145$97,882,8435Universal
8The Box$406,528-53%2,635--$154$10,021,9991Warner Bros.
9Where the Wild Things Are$258,842-72%2,756-889$94$71,027,2594Warner Bros.
10Amelia$180,315-42%1,030-40$175$12,218,3923Fox Searchlight