'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, Jan. 2 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 2 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$5,307,534-22%2,9000$1,830$80,572,8183Sony / Columbia
2The Talented Mr. Ripley$4,064,881-34%2,3092$1,760$39,772,1902Paramount
3Toy Story 2$4,033,955-19%3,102-49$1,300$208,854,3646Disney
4Any Given Sunday$3,895,328-37%2,5050$1,555$45,779,6022Warner Bros.
5The Green Mile$3,871,584-34%2,8750$1,347$77,103,3034Warner Bros.
6Galaxy Quest$2,935,959-34%2,44230$1,202$27,311,5372DreamWorks
7Bicentennial Man$2,587,374-29%2,7670$935$39,723,8623Disney
8Anna and the King$1,809,796-25%2,129-3$850$24,846,0543Fox
9Man on the Moon$1,808,847-36%2,0790$870$24,551,2362Universal