'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 Tue, Jan. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$1,353,6833%3,1010$437$61,555,3022Sony / Columbia
2A Beautiful Mind$895,96919%2,23712$401$94,535,2694Universal
3The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$868,6345%2,007--$433$13,073,8101Disney
4The Mothman Prophecies$749,0306%2,331--$321$12,664,6091Sony / Screen Gems
5I Am Sam$674,97218%1,268--$532$9,565,8255New Line
6A Walk to Remember$603,451-2%2,411--$250$13,399,4651Warner Bros.
7The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$592,09513%2,703-563$219$259,564,6016New Line
8Snow Dogs$496,873-19%2,440138$204$39,924,3352Disney
9Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$319,079-15%2,478--$129$7,714,2401Fox
10Ocean's Eleven$246,03717%2,010-660$122$176,429,3378Warner Bros.