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, Nov. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$23,441,762--3,404--$6,887$23,441,7621Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$5,586,422264%3,6830$1,517$46,550,7852Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$1,942,225137%2,45310$792$19,117,7682Overture
4The Fourth Kind$1,772,572218%2,5303$701$17,616,7952Universal
5Michael Jackson's This Is It$1,529,24695%3,037-444$504$63,638,8723Sony / Columbia
6Paranormal Activity$1,498,589232%2,712154$553$101,143,7005Paramount
7Couples Retreat$1,417,660242%2,509-348$565$99,300,5036Universal
8Law Abiding Citizen$1,258,222139%2,071-403$608$64,648,6915Overture
9The Box$1,146,517182%2,6350$435$11,168,5162Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$628,817143%2,090-666$301$71,656,0765Warner Bros.