'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, Feb. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Old School$1,456,756-5%2,689--$542$21,936,2271DreamWorks
4How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$687,511-7%2,9230$235$66,637,3143Paramount
5The Life of David Gale$490,654-11%2,002--$245$8,619,6261Universal
6The Jungle Book 2$447,8532%2,8157$159$26,470,3752Disney
7Shanghai Knights$341,173-7%2,526-229$135$45,547,5243Disney
8Dark Blue$321,537-14%2,176--$148$4,917,0051MGM / United Artists
9Gods and Generals$308,848-9%1,533--$201$5,670,0731Warner Bros.
10The Recruit$266,409-3%1,678-658$159$45,096,3534Disney