'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 Wed, Nov. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$2,482,630-26%2,470--$1,005$62,775,5561Universal
2The Ring$783,205-12%2,927119$268$89,180,0244DreamWorks
3The Santa Clause 2$780,077-11%3,3522$233$66,570,3362Disney
4jackass: the movie$452,353-13%2,5322$179$55,001,9423Paramount
5I Spy$389,919-14%3,1820$123$26,542,2292Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$380,073-12%1,975-2$192$181,084,83330IFC Films
7Femme Fatale$208,952-18%1,0660$196$4,249,9681Warner Bros.
8Sweet Home Alabama$196,073-7%2,004-437$98$119,447,6417Disney
9Ghost Ship$189,061-9%2,361-426$80$26,957,9113Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$157,937-14%1,29341$122$15,131,4325Sony / Columbia