'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, Jun. 15 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$3,742,735-6%3,8550$971$165,708,3222Warner Bros.
2Shrek 2$2,843,703-1%3,843-288$740$359,057,7824DreamWorks
4The Chronicles of Riddick$2,164,966-18%2,757--$785$29,101,2431Universal
5The Stepford Wives$2,157,054-10%3,057--$706$25,952,0211Paramount
6The Day After Tomorrow$1,506,996-10%3,210-234$469$156,327,3973Fox
7Raising Helen$550,0815%2,103-618$262$32,362,0033Disney
8Troy$417,024-5%2,003-747$208$126,462,3205Warner Bros.
9Van Helsing$145,341-3%1,034-1025$141$117,282,9436Universal