'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 Fri, Dec. 21 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 21 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$14,232,07847%3,359--$4,237$42,149,5451New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$4,367,537112%3,0750$1,420$84,996,5683Warner Bros.
3Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$4,275,515--3,139--$1,362$4,275,5151Paramount
4Vanilla Sky$3,682,028118%2,7442$1,342$36,687,9232Paramount
5How High$2,652,438--1,266--$2,095$2,652,4381Universal
6Not Another Teen Movie$1,847,422130%2,3650$781$18,000,5982Sony / Columbia
7Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,753,92661%3,311-111$530$258,897,4586Warner Bros.
8Joe Somebody$1,088,139--2,506--$434$1,088,1391Fox
9Monsters, Inc.$982,11871%2,097-365$468$221,628,9378Disney
10Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$936,723100%1,808-984$518$41,566,4904Fox