'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, Mar. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$1,967,663-7%2,801--$702$37,244,8261Disney
2Tears of the Sun$1,141,202-16%2,973--$384$20,900,0341Sony / Columbia
4Old School$799,427-11%2,707-35$295$53,303,0723DreamWorks
5How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$522,106-13%2,897-26$180$88,486,4145Paramount
6Cradle 2 the Grave$425,269-19%2,6250$162$28,306,6982Warner Bros.
7The Jungle Book 2$402,657-7%2,553-261$158$40,720,3154Disney
9Shanghai Knights$230,578-15%1,905-610$121$55,456,6415Disney
10The Life of David Gale$197,223-16%1,872-131$105$17,719,5033Universal