'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. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$7,489,243-34%2,984--$2,510$27,721,2151Universal
2The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,229,758-30%3,003-529$1,076$326,818,6815New Line
3Big Fish$3,005,823-33%2,514108$1,196$37,861,0956Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen$2,746,169-32%3,025-213$908$112,201,6614Fox
5Torque$2,649,418-33%2,463--$1,076$9,970,9531Warner Bros.
6Cold Mountain$1,807,223-44%2,802500$645$64,843,2514Miramax
7Something's Gotta Give$1,483,800-46%2,502-374$593$100,742,4216Sony / Columbia
8My Baby's Daddy$1,058,860-36%1,4481$731$12,416,3652Miramax
9The Last Samurai$910,186-35%1,403-498$649$102,004,4417Warner Bros.
10Teacher's Pet$852,566-25%2,027--$421$2,460,3931Disney