'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 Wed, Jan. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,067,467-14%3,22555$331$122,712,2813DreamWorks
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$981,784-18%3,477-145$282$286,639,2074New Line
3Just Married$903,954-20%2,766--$327$20,572,3101Fox
4Two Weeks Notice$463,876-14%2,7550$168$80,428,3174Warner Bros.
5Gangs of New York$450,539-12%2,34035$193$56,339,1904Miramax
6Maid in Manhattan$337,744-16%2,926-124$115$84,902,2105Sony / Columbia
7Antwone Fisher$265,573-4%1,002810$265$11,256,9824Fox Searchlight
8My Big Fat Greek Wedding$195,158-13%1,21218$161$207,760,31739IFC Films
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$125,829-19%1,550-465$81$255,866,3219Warner Bros.