'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, May. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$39,406,557--3,615--$10,901$39,406,5571Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$2,946,494235%3,46516$850$68,161,4373Universal
3Changing Lanes$1,699,105246%2,6420$643$48,453,3764Paramount
4Life or Something Like It$1,220,012264%2,6093$468$8,960,1082Fox
5Murder by Numbers$1,171,203159%2,565-98$457$21,440,8943Warner Bros.
6Deuces Wild$1,020,989--1,480--$690$1,020,9891MGM
7The Rookie (2002)$984,975277%2,351-192$419$62,765,7346Disney
8Jason X$771,765183%1,8791$411$8,710,0092New Line
9Panic Room$679,788150%1,827-636$372$92,003,5956Sony / Columbia
10Ice Age$614,914201%2,137-457$288$167,276,4028Fox