'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 Sun, Nov. 21 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 21 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The World Is Not Enough$8,767,329-38%3,163--$2,772$35,119,2341MGM
2Sleepy Hollow$7,194,606-40%3,064--$2,348$29,218,7481Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$4,009,521-34%3,0430$1,318$67,515,0442Warner Bros.
4The Bone Collector$1,600,264-46%2,62329$610$45,407,5683Universal
6Anywhere But Here$778,513-45%1,6819$463$10,132,8982Fox
7The Insider$689,804-51%1,84411$374$18,317,8633Disney
8The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$603,140-40%2,1470$281$11,395,5602Sony / Columbia
9The Bachelor$536,865-49%2,337-187$230$17,663,1563New Line
10House on Haunted Hill (1999)$367,118-47%1,807-723$203$37,454,9194Warner Bros.