'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. 19 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 19 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$18,214,432--3,359--$5,423$18,214,4320New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$2,028,377-9%3,0750$660$78,566,9142Warner Bros.
3Vanilla Sky$1,821,114-19%2,742--$664$31,316,9591Paramount
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$911,833-1%3,422-250$266$256,057,4995Warner Bros.
5Not Another Teen Movie$816,045-15%2,365--$345$15,348,2481Sony / Columbia
6Monsters, Inc.$451,7203%2,462-422$183$220,072,7337Disney
7Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$439,530-7%2,792-52$157$40,160,4603Fox
8Spy Game$196,893-25%1,710-1060$115$58,525,9084Universal
9Black Knight$114,255-20%1,907-326$60$30,138,1114Fox
10Shallow Hal$102,642-21%1,767-450$58$67,322,0366Fox