'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, Nov. 26 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 26 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$2,526,056-81%3,6720$688$189,506,1562Warner Bros.
2Spy Game$1,260,234-72%2,770--$455$31,827,5951Universal
3Monsters, Inc.$780,380-84%3,649188$214$193,008,5914Disney
4Black Knight$506,972-77%2,571--$197$15,917,0861Fox
5Shallow Hal$386,673-76%2,643-156$146$55,385,4243Fox
6Out Cold (2001)$226,285-74%2,011--$113$6,926,4721Disney
7The One (2001)$111,048-72%1,727-706$64$41,990,0004Sony / Columbia