'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 Mon, Mar. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Time Machine$1,779,890-71%2,944--$605$24,390,6391DreamWorks
2We Were Soldiers$1,105,771-70%3,1430$352$41,662,5542Paramount
3All About the Benjamins$817,848-71%1,505--$543$10,827,9091New Line
440 Days and 40 Nights$627,428-63%2,399174$262$23,410,0942Miramax
5John Q.$455,243-69%2,382-74$191$60,154,3384New Line
6Return to Never Land$398,522-74%2,498-120$160$41,896,3474Disney
7A Beautiful Mind$349,676-65%1,793-169$195$144,628,61510Universal
8Big Fat Liar$312,941-72%2,074-158$151$43,620,1585Universal
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$247,796-69%1,210-93$205$291,393,19112New Line