'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 Mon, Nov. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 2$1,501,984-82%3,350--$448$30,509,9891Disney
2The Ring$1,493,072-66%2,808174$532$66,039,5293DreamWorks
3jackass: the movie$1,051,564-66%2,53021$416$43,146,2152Paramount
4I Spy$752,279-76%3,182--$236$13,505,0751Sony / Columbia
5Ghost Ship$452,401-73%2,7870$162$21,803,2632Warner Bros.
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$375,609-72%1,97710$190$172,209,74829IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$304,291-71%2,441-741$125$113,750,8166Disney
8Punch-Drunk Love$284,651-68%1,252771$227$11,144,4744Sony / Columbia
9Red Dragon$204,479-69%1,949-937$105$89,248,0925Universal
10The Transporter$108,824-68%1,114-770$98$23,658,9404Fox