'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, Oct. 22 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 22 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Double Jeopardy$2,290,297208%3,00266$763$85,361,2395Paramount
2Fight Club$2,045,18198%1,9663$1,040$17,652,5692Fox
3The Story of Us$1,655,178159%2,1662$764$14,066,9732Universal
4American Beauty$1,600,345179%1,459109$1,097$44,873,5996DreamWorks
5Three to Tango$1,520,463--2,234--$681$1,520,4631Warner Bros.
6The Sixth Sense$1,210,962188%2,191-491$553$251,586,00712Disney
8Random Hearts$890,219123%2,547-150$350$25,100,7683Sony / Columbia