'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 Tue, Dec. 18 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 18 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vanilla Sky$2,243,3560%2,742--$818$29,495,8451Paramount
2Ocean's Eleven$2,223,83411%3,0750$723$76,538,5372Warner Bros.
3Not Another Teen Movie$964,0701%2,365--$408$14,532,2031Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$922,07713%3,422-250$269$255,145,6665Warner Bros.
5Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$471,0198%2,792-52$169$39,720,9303Fox
6Monsters, Inc.$440,51020%2,462-422$179$219,621,0137Disney
7Spy Game$263,55210%2,503-267$105$58,329,0154Universal
8Black Knight$142,6747%1,907-326$75$30,023,8564Fox
9Shallow Hal$130,5999%1,767-450$74$67,219,3946Fox
10Out Cold (2001)$50,84716%1,183-468$43$13,338,3604Disney