'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, May. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mean Girls$5,700,308-44%2,839--$2,008$24,432,3711Paramount
2Man on Fire (2004)$4,076,008-39%2,9866$1,365$44,298,1842Fox
313 Going on 30$2,434,148-42%3,45315$705$35,058,4072Sony / Columbia
4Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,815,694-26%2,674-399$679$52,665,5793Miramax
6Laws of Attraction$1,578,852-46%2,449--$645$6,731,2131New Line
8The Punisher$1,039,907-31%2,267-382$459$29,751,0593Lionsgate
9Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$847,367-19%1,915-505$442$79,680,2786Warner Bros.
10Home on the Range$830,629-21%2,010-471$413$45,594,9755Disney