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, Nov. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$3,642,711-20%3,404--$1,070$78,546,3341Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,056,159-8%3,6830$287$66,525,3292Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$448,348-14%2,45310$183$24,437,2622Overture
4Michael Jackson's This Is It$357,370-9%3,037-444$118$68,295,3753Sony / Columbia
5Law Abiding Citizen$308,712-9%2,071-403$149$68,139,6315Overture
6The Fourth Kind$278,304-12%2,5303$110$21,361,0672Universal
7Couples Retreat$263,258-4%2,509-348$105$102,837,4326Universal
8Paranormal Activity$239,219-12%2,712154$88$104,456,6135Paramount
9The Box$211,602-10%2,6350$80$13,827,3672Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$133,2090%2,090-666$64$73,856,0765Warner Bros.