'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, Feb. 25 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 25 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Whole Nine Yards$2,743,517186%2,9100$943$21,626,6422Warner Bros.
2Reindeer Games$2,477,466--2,204--$1,124$2,477,4661Miramax / Dimension
3Hanging Up$2,378,743163%2,6180$909$20,942,1542Sony / Columbia
4Snow Day$2,162,312136%2,7097$798$36,501,6903Paramount
5Pitch Black$2,087,058185%1,93098$1,081$17,944,5262USA Films
6Wonder Boys$1,656,473--1,253--$1,322$1,704,4071Paramount
7Scream 3$1,398,653158%3,099-269$451$75,198,1164Miramax / Dimension
8The Tigger Movie$1,331,533110%2,81863$473$25,671,2013Disney
9American Beauty$1,236,845162%1,32336$935$77,451,38724DreamWorks