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. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$10,506,102-62%4,024--$2,611$153,345,1111Summit
2The Blind Side$3,658,680-61%3,110--$1,176$37,778,0081Warner Bros.
32012$2,293,446-68%3,4084$673$110,425,1792Sony / Columbia
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,178,631-67%3,578-105$329$81,015,9803Disney
5Planet 51$982,477-72%3,035--$324$13,268,3711Sony / TriStar
6The Men Who Stare at Goats$303,092-57%2,056-397$147$27,982,4403Overture
7Michael Jackson's This Is It$193,045-59%1,640-1397$118$70,450,0514Sony / Columbia
8The Fourth Kind$173,953-56%1,648-882$106$23,534,8073Universal
9Law Abiding Citizen$169,492-57%1,327-744$128$70,184,5526Overture
10Couples Retreat$162,519-59%1,712-797$95$105,156,2247Universal