'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, Nov. 28 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 28 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$10,071,231144%3,4673$2,905$61,443,4052Universal
2The Haunted Mansion$10,008,53392%3,122--$3,206$19,776,9341Disney
3Elf$9,399,39671%3,202-179$2,935$116,770,3074New Line
4Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$5,251,842102%2,703-398$1,943$59,834,8803Fox
5Gothika$5,025,32256%2,3820$2,110$33,436,3082Warner Bros.
6Bad Santa$4,571,04359%2,005--$2,280$9,080,2121Miramax / Dimension
7The Missing$4,329,94969%2,756--$1,571$8,729,4361Sony / Columbia
9Love Actually$3,248,02388%1,71424$1,895$38,421,7764Universal
10Brother Bear$2,062,258200%2,034-851$1,014$74,885,1225Disney