'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, Apr. 7 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 7 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rules of Engagement$5,110,456--3,155--$1,620$5,110,4561Paramount
2Erin Brockovich$2,793,355191%3,00496$930$82,618,1914Universal
3Return to Me$2,382,367--2,007--$1,187$2,382,3671MGM
4The Skulls$2,186,508262%2,4164$905$15,937,9572Universal
5The Road to El Dorado$1,925,213169%3,2235$597$17,961,7922DreamWorks
6Ready to Rumble$1,833,068--2,585--$709$1,833,0681Warner Bros.
7High Fidelity$1,410,484171%1,22946$1,148$9,959,8552Disney
8Romeo Must Die$1,331,794153%2,289-352$582$42,626,5943Warner Bros.
9American Beauty$931,107142%1,934-56$481$112,766,55130DreamWorks