'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 Sun, Jan. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$8,673,811-13%3,1013085$2,797$30,456,5701Sony / Columbia
2Snow Dogs$6,319,369-13%2,302--$2,745$17,813,6151Disney
3The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$4,236,767-16%3,266-115$1,297$245,417,4395New Line
4A Beautiful Mind$3,793,988-18%2,2253$1,705$74,658,9943Universal
5Orange County$2,820,353-13%2,3170$1,217$27,599,0992Paramount
6Ocean's Eleven$1,729,299-25%2,6700$648$170,579,6187Warner Bros.
7Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$1,105,750-11%2,506-304$441$72,705,2875Paramount
8Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$983,711-9%1,851-319$531$308,949,85810Warner Bros.
9Kate & Leopold$978,807-32%2,381-86$411$20,176,3994Miramax
10Vanilla Sky$925,591-27%2,355-415$393$93,053,4406Paramount