'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 Sun, Mar. 9 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 9 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$7,901,620-41%2,801--$2,821$31,101,1911Disney
2Tears of the Sun$4,510,138-33%2,973--$1,517$17,055,9101Sony / Columbia
3Old School$2,453,835-36%2,707-35$906$50,769,4763DreamWorks
5Cradle 2 the Grave$1,818,259-35%2,6250$693$26,882,4022Warner Bros.
6How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,563,242-48%2,897-26$540$86,885,9015Paramount
7The Jungle Book 2$1,462,607-24%2,553-261$573$39,522,1534Disney
9Shanghai Knights$720,329-41%1,905-610$378$54,747,1145Disney
10The Life of David Gale$561,425-42%1,872-131$300$17,110,6893Universal