'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 Wed, Dec. 1 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 1 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 2$1,951,743-11%3,2360$603$87,148,8561Disney
2Sleepy Hollow$862,194-12%3,0673$281$63,317,7322Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$157,914-10%3,0430$52$78,363,8783Warner Bros.
4Anywhere But Here$118,500-17%1,6860$70$14,992,8763Fox
5The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$97,856-19%1,9720$50$13,962,3963Sony / Columbia
6The Sixth Sense$63,852-7%1,017--$63$269,600,64717Disney
7House on Haunted Hill (1999)$43,290-5%1,0410$42$38,722,7545Warner Bros.