'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 Sat, Dec. 29 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 29 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$13,998,03511%3,3590$4,167$143,729,6932New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$6,275,16916%3,0750$2,041$122,513,7504Warner Bros.
3Ali$5,538,23812%2,446--$2,264$30,528,2091Sony / Columbia
4Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$5,366,4461%3,15112$1,703$37,846,4422Paramount
5Vanilla Sky$4,330,39622%2,7440$1,578$62,846,0273Paramount
6Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$3,841,8566%3,186-125$1,206$282,266,7227Warner Bros.
7Monsters, Inc.$2,180,8495%1,701-396$1,282$234,006,8129Disney
8How High$1,938,24816%1,2715$1,525$16,157,3872Universal
9Joe Somebody$1,888,7488%2,5159$751$11,700,8362Fox
10Not Another Teen Movie$1,611,0629%2,3650$681$28,952,8973Sony / Columbia