'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 Mon, Dec. 4 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 4 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How the Grinch Stole Christmas$1,192,315-86%3,1384$380$173,188,9783Universal
3102 Dalmatians$352,034-87%2,7040$130$36,958,0312Disney
4Charlie's Angels$272,889-78%2,751-87$99$115,695,7885Sony / Columbia
5The 6th Day$248,998-78%2,5160$99$30,812,1463Sony / Columbia
6Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$232,402-89%2,9370$79$37,162,3113Paramount
7Meet the Parents$198,149-77%2,317158$86$153,398,6059Universal
8The Legend of Bagger Vance$69,578-69%1,535-342$45$29,795,8955DreamWorks