'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 Wed, Nov. 28 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 28 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$2,066,811-13%3,6720$563$193,956,2662Warner Bros.
2Spy Game$1,164,493-23%2,7700$420$34,501,8841Universal
3Monsters, Inc.$586,451-15%3,649188$161$194,286,6124Disney
4Black Knight$422,728-16%2,571129$164$16,845,6771Fox
5Shallow Hal$378,144-12%2,643-156$143$56,194,5363Fox
6Out Cold (2001)$193,397-23%2,0110$96$7,372,4141Disney
7The One (2001)$95,597-17%1,7270$55$42,200,7974Sony / Columbia