'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. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$6,650,75344%3,324--$2,001$61,961,6341MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$6,413,74184%3,6820$1,742$160,822,7602Warner Bros.
3Eight Crazy Nights$2,581,159--2,503--$1,031$2,581,1590Sony / Columbia
4Treasure Planet$2,347,740--3,179--$739$2,347,7400Disney
5The Santa Clause 2$1,944,20883%2,526-820$770$98,652,0544Disney
6Friday After Next$1,175,40849%1,621--$725$15,752,2421New Line
88 Mile$1,145,16536%2,51822$455$100,201,9173Universal
9Wes Craven Presents: They$1,125,526--1,475--$763$1,125,5260Miramax / Dimension
10The Ring$1,050,10928%1,912-970$549$113,253,4826DreamWorks