'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, Apr. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man on Fire (2004)$5,995,451-36%2,980--$2,012$22,792,5221Fox
213 Going on 30$4,949,563-43%3,438--$1,440$21,053,5511Sony / Columbia
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$3,032,698-27%3,073102$987$42,966,5732Miramax
4The Punisher$1,811,217-29%2,6490$684$24,172,8602Lionsgate
5Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,219,840-16%2,420-390$504$76,800,8615Warner Bros.
6Home on the Range$1,193,455-22%2,481-254$481$42,551,2694Disney
7Ella Enchanted$920,411-27%2,149210$428$17,515,1363Miramax
8Hellboy$894,471-34%2,218-679$403$54,802,1334Sony / Columbia
9Johnson Family Vacation$802,942-47%1,259-67$638$25,040,3953Fox Searchlight
10The Passion of the Christ$730,416-20%2,269-579$322$364,416,7469Newmarket