'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, Feb. 13 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 13 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$10,052,477--3,591--$2,799$10,052,4771Sony / Columbia
3Barbershop 2: Back in Business$2,876,204187%2,7110$1,061$31,350,5792MGM
4The Butterfly Effect$1,108,582132%2,288-231$485$44,338,2284New Line
5You Got Served$1,027,797245%1,832-111$561$28,009,1543Sony / Screen Gems
6Along Came Polly$1,004,579151%2,543-415$395$77,565,7475Universal
7Catch That Kid$830,267356%2,8481$292$7,330,0572Fox
8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$799,592163%1,663-215$481$353,081,6719New Line
9Mystic River$741,265163%1,3700$541$71,716,96918Warner Bros.