'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. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Butterfly Effect$6,044,402--2,605--$2,320$6,044,4021New Line
2Along Came Polly$5,031,829244%2,99511$1,680$41,944,1882Universal
3Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$2,634,689--2,711--$972$2,634,6891DreamWorks
4Big Fish$1,964,064202%2,438-76$806$43,790,7137Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen$1,540,646318%2,810-215$548$117,690,3115Fox
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,509,203135%2,558-445$590$332,547,4616New Line
7Torque$1,307,802201%2,4630$531$14,094,0422Warner Bros.
8Cold Mountain$1,286,736140%2,8020$459$68,864,9995Miramax
9Something's Gotta Give$1,075,633135%2,143-359$502$104,108,1787Sony / Columbia
10Mystic River$738,7052300%1,3271194$557$56,150,22515Warner Bros.