'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 Sat, Jan. 29 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 29 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hurricane$2,944,45572%2,13534$1,379$29,594,8283Universal
2Next Friday$2,748,57253%1,335160$2,059$38,177,7653New Line
3The Green Mile$2,209,48392%2,371-112$932$114,859,7368Warner Bros.
4Galaxy Quest$1,761,01984%2,209-50$797$58,086,2416DreamWorks
5Girl, Interrupted$1,533,12941%1,9350$792$20,075,1246Sony / Columbia
6The Talented Mr. Ripley$1,498,71777%2,142-73$700$71,654,0246Paramount
7Toy Story 2$1,221,550136%1,796-194$680$233,697,70310Disney
8Snow Falling on Cedars$439,14359%1,000-99$439$11,579,3166Universal