'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 Sat, May. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mean Girls$10,160,17419%2,839--$3,579$18,732,0631Paramount
2Man on Fire (2004)$6,717,95659%2,9866$2,250$40,222,1762Fox
313 Going on 30$4,223,19331%3,45315$1,223$32,624,2592Sony / Columbia
4Laws of Attraction$2,911,42530%2,449--$1,189$5,152,3611New Line
7Kill Bill Vol. 2$2,437,93752%2,674-399$912$50,849,8853Miramax
8The Punisher$1,506,85558%2,267-382$665$28,711,1523Lionsgate
9Home on the Range$1,052,542149%2,010-471$524$44,764,3465Disney
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,042,777160%1,915-505$545$78,832,9116Warner Bros.