'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. 19 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 19 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The World Is Not Enough$12,130,929--3,163--$3,835$12,130,9291MGM
2Sleepy Hollow$10,048,645--3,064--$3,280$10,048,6451Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$2,453,205185%3,0430$806$57,390,2332Warner Bros.
4The Bone Collector$1,954,017151%2,62329$745$40,816,7303Universal
6Anywhere But Here$1,036,583250%1,6819$617$7,929,0282Fox
7The Insider$806,578147%1,84411$437$16,228,0633Disney
8The Bachelor$797,992223%2,337-187$341$16,080,5803New Line
9The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$716,63177%2,1470$334$9,780,5902Sony / Columbia
10The Sixth Sense$507,958225%1,219-199$417$267,769,57616Disney