'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, Dec. 5 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 5 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,305,464-8%3,6720$356$223,731,6523Warner Bros.
2Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$1,024,727-16%2,770--$370$22,152,3261Fox
3Spy Game$677,839-14%2,7700$245$48,810,3822Universal
4Monsters, Inc.$427,811-9%3,390-259$126$205,332,5365Disney
5Black Knight$273,671-8%2,534-37$108$23,635,4902Fox
6Shallow Hal$268,998-12%2,428-215$111$61,937,4664Fox
7Out Cold (2001)$135,368-17%2,0110$67$10,716,1732Disney