'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 Fri, Dec. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$4,066,604183%3,34723$1,215$111,432,6593MGM
2Analyze That$3,764,534--2,635--$1,429$3,764,5341Warner Bros.
3Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$2,593,827192%3,387-295$766$206,480,0724Warner Bros.
4Eight Crazy Nights$1,420,380432%2,5030$567$16,609,1792Sony / Columbia
5The Santa Clause 2$1,309,479309%2,356-170$556$116,124,0996Disney
6Treasure Planet$1,300,002248%3,2270$403$19,403,8052Disney
7The Ring$839,729241%1,642-270$511$121,639,3278DreamWorks
8My Big Fat Greek Wedding$835,634515%1,2570$665$197,238,21734IFC Films
98 Mile$826,078165%2,015-483$410$109,459,1375Universal
10Wes Craven Presents: They$820,835324%1,6238$506$9,263,3452Miramax / Dimension