'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 Tue, Apr. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Basic$861,1851%2,876--$299$13,221,0861Sony / Columbia
2Head of State$797,095-5%2,151--$371$15,143,5871DreamWorks
3Bringing Down the House$715,001-2%2,91039$246$101,517,6084Disney
4The Core$689,648-4%3,017--$229$13,460,7991Paramount
6Dreamcatcher$512,4143%2,9450$174$26,654,0002Warner Bros.
7Piglet's Big Movie$313,726-7%2,0840$151$13,383,1062Disney
8Agent Cody Banks$302,799-11%2,786-583$109$35,814,2163MGM
9The Hunted$280,2311%2,244-273$125$29,778,1443Paramount
10Old School$213,1906%1,407-626$152$71,232,3086DreamWorks