'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, Jan. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Darkness Falls$4,757,595--2,837--$1,677$4,757,5951Sony / Columbia
2Kangaroo Jack$2,509,100347%2,84830$881$26,075,1272Warner Bros.
3National Security$2,369,535268%2,7290$868$21,100,6192Sony / Columbia
4Just Married$2,271,769313%2,705-64$840$39,144,7633Fox
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$2,041,286184%2,776-274$735$140,508,1205DreamWorks
6Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$1,900,955--1,769--$1,075$2,220,5694Miramax
7The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,749,335158%2,666-444$656$303,960,3116New Line
8About Schmidt$1,640,653204%1,236290$1,327$32,309,7137New Line
9A Guy Thing$1,232,403273%2,5205$489$10,169,1402MGM
10Gangs of New York$825,857109%1,905-265$434$63,433,7046Miramax