'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 Sat, Apr. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$7,077,08343%3,65686$1,936$100,547,3653Sony / Columbia
2Identity$6,802,71517%2,733--$2,489$12,616,7801Sony / Columbia
4Malibu's Most Wanted$3,303,42930%2,5030$1,320$22,341,5532Warner Bros.
6Bulletproof Monk$1,915,49043%2,9550$648$17,806,1942MGM
7What a Girl Wants$1,516,57454%2,450-480$619$32,125,5054Warner Bros.
8Phone Booth$1,390,83749%2,113-334$658$39,493,5004Fox
9It Runs in the Family (2003)$1,317,34550%1,207--$1,091$2,196,1541MGM
10Bringing Down the House$1,004,48353%1,668-616$602$125,656,6318Disney