'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, Jan. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$4,092,033-36%3,532-171$1,159$312,323,5434New Line
2Big Fish$3,445,989-40%2,4062281$1,432$23,388,6335Sony / Columbia
3Cheaper by the Dozen$3,063,977-45%3,238-69$946$101,148,0763Fox
4Cold Mountain$1,948,596-45%2,30286$846$55,348,2233Miramax
5Something's Gotta Give$1,783,956-50%2,87668$620$92,512,7715Sony / Columbia
6My Baby's Daddy$1,671,386-51%1,447--$1,155$7,550,2131Miramax
7Peter Pan (2003)$1,306,901-32%2,614-199$500$40,011,9613Universal
8The Last Samurai$1,252,313-37%1,901-500$659$97,185,9576Warner Bros.
10Chasing Liberty$1,177,106-54%2,400--$490$6,080,8761Warner Bros.