'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 Fri, Jan. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Fish$4,626,3241557%2,4062281$1,923$14,203,6595Sony / Columbia
2The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,676,216123%3,532-171$1,041$301,791,5364New Line
3Cheaper by the Dozen$3,080,414313%3,238-69$951$92,476,2993Fox
4My Baby's Daddy$2,463,355--1,447--$1,702$2,463,3551Miramax
5Cold Mountain$2,386,350159%2,2160$1,077$49,850,6663Miramax
6Chasing Liberty$2,363,963--2,400--$985$2,363,9631Warner Bros.
7Something's Gotta Give$2,353,231160%2,87668$818$87,138,2415Sony / Columbia
9Mona Lisa Smile$1,370,081122%2,500-214$548$53,869,2184Sony / Columbia
10The Last Samurai$1,321,279112%1,901-500$695$93,956,5446Warner Bros.