'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, Mar. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade II$11,953,525--2,707--$4,416$11,953,5251New Line
2Ice Age$7,624,721205%3,34529$2,279$64,860,2092Fox
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$4,826,715--3,007--$1,605$4,826,7151Universal
4Showtime$2,578,412206%2,9170$884$21,236,8262Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$2,090,204120%2,5280$827$24,320,0732Sony / Screen Gems
6We Were Soldiers$1,680,465178%2,859-284$588$56,690,8834Paramount
7The Time Machine$1,534,756133%2,809-149$546$44,370,5553DreamWorks
8Sorority Boys$1,445,389--1,801--$803$1,445,3891Disney
9A Beautiful Mind$1,149,913212%1,455-78$790$151,776,02312Universal
1040 Days and 40 Nights$917,755136%1,831-481$501$32,334,3724Miramax