'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. 19 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 19 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How the Grinch Stole Christmas$16,729,568-26%3,127--$5,350$55,082,6511Universal
2Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$6,712,828-33%2,934--$2,288$22,720,2341Paramount
3The 6th Day$3,400,440-36%2,516--$1,352$13,021,5201Sony / Columbia
4Charlie's Angels$3,202,711-45%3,0370$1,055$93,261,4383Sony / Columbia
5Meet the Parents$1,471,131-50%2,412-285$610$138,515,5527Universal
6The Legend of Bagger Vance$645,028-49%2,109-53$306$25,221,1693DreamWorks
7Remember the Titans$517,292--1,659-982$312$105,278,2128Disney