'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, Dec. 30 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 30 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$10,094,418-32%3,6220$2,787$210,152,8422New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$6,051,764-31%3,156--$1,918$54,699,9861DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$3,428,184-23%2,7550$1,244$46,472,3962Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$2,753,015-25%2,93872$937$59,703,3883Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$2,300,362-33%2,190686$1,050$32,180,9292Miramax
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$2,094,270-2%3,0120$695$20,515,9202Paramount
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,822,842-12%2,505-245$728$242,134,9377Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$1,119,606-22%2,24629$498$23,321,7773Disney
10Die Another Day$985,288-23%1,875-200$525$147,692,7936MGM