'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 Tue, Apr. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man on Fire (2004)$1,734,560-9%2,980--$582$26,442,9561Fox
213 Going on 30$1,142,4862%3,438--$332$23,318,2551Sony / Columbia
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,095,6191%3,073102$357$45,143,7692Miramax
4The Punisher$570,180-1%2,6490$215$25,317,5002Lionsgate
5The Passion of the Christ$228,8300%2,269-579$101$364,873,3159Newmarket
6Hellboy$228,1011%2,218-679$103$55,255,5944Sony / Columbia
7Walking Tall$189,8993%2,201-243$86$40,905,8384MGM
8Home on the Range$186,9121%2,481-254$75$42,923,8084Disney
9The Alamo (2004)$160,0311%2,039-570$78$20,044,6183Disney
10Connie and Carla$157,07011%1,0162$155$6,243,9632Universal