'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, Apr. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$8,131,54239%3,0530$2,663$54,246,5302Sony / Columbia
2High Crimes$6,143,46230%2,717--$2,261$10,880,8801Fox
3Ice Age$5,878,00951%3,200-133$1,837$136,856,4124Fox
4The Rookie (2002)$5,111,93940%2,52413$2,025$32,011,3522Disney
5Blade II$3,287,84955%2,561-146$1,284$65,709,4753New Line
7National Lampoon's Van Wilder$2,824,6402%2,022--$1,397$5,599,9371Artisan
8Big Trouble$1,532,39927%1,961--$781$2,736,5101Disney
9E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$1,523,50660%2,478-529$615$29,644,3623Universal
10A Beautiful Mind$1,256,25159%1,436-124$875$164,444,30914Universal