'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, Mar. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$12,460,07354%2,848--$4,375$20,534,6971Universal
2Mission to Mars$5,185,02474%3,0606$1,694$37,457,5072Disney
3My Dog Skip$2,320,67974%2,3310$996$19,652,28010Warner Bros.
4The Ninth Gate$1,550,93361%1,65771$936$11,681,6092Artisan
5American Beauty$1,535,581106%1,661139$924$95,402,68727DreamWorks
6Snow Day$970,31366%2,387-285$406$55,334,6566Paramount
7The Tigger Movie$762,22397%1,701-392$448$40,971,0826Disney
8The Next Best Thing$747,87738%2,0351$368$12,812,6543Paramount
9Hanging Up$268,26448%1,048-929$256$35,250,5925Sony / Columbia