'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, Dec. 25 1998

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 25 1998LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Patch Adams$8,081,331--2,714--$2,978$8,081,3311Universal
2Stepmom$5,901,097--2,503--$2,358$5,901,0971Sony / TriStar
3You've Got Mail$5,030,673132%2,75665$1,825$34,369,7592Warner Bros.
4The Faculty$4,270,249--2,365--$1,806$4,270,2491Miramax / Dimension
5The Prince of Egypt$4,233,84172%3,218100$1,316$29,174,7212DreamWorks
6Mighty Joe Young$3,140,287--2,502--$1,255$3,140,2871Disney
7A Bug's Life$2,053,22237%2,456-317$836$106,421,8455Disney