'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, Nov. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$13,103,046-29%2,470--$5,305$51,239,8641Universal
2The Santa Clause 2$8,011,926-26%3,3522$2,390$60,039,2442Disney
3The Ring$4,079,686-35%2,927119$1,394$85,604,8064DreamWorks
4I Spy$2,372,429-37%3,1820$746$24,488,9502Sony / Columbia
5jackass: the movie$1,844,076-36%2,5322$728$53,198,0233Paramount
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,600,925-40%1,975-2$811$179,458,47030IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$982,221-42%2,004-437$490$118,547,4577Disney
8Ghost Ship$902,681-31%2,361-426$382$26,174,4433Warner Bros.
9Femme Fatale$748,722-33%1,066--$702$3,432,4381Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$629,165-42%1,29341$487$14,510,3395Sony / Columbia