'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, Jul. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$13,405,014-25%4,16614$3,218$256,435,2142Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$8,057,529-16%3,091--$2,607$28,417,2711DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$4,489,394-22%3,086--$1,455$23,623,8541Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$3,452,834-19%2,011286$1,717$80,136,8313Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,944,134-21%2,288-35$850$43,092,0793New Line
6White Chicks$1,785,788-28%2,201-599$811$56,912,6303Sony / Columbia
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,612,365-27%2,444-509$660$97,868,5174Fox
8The Terminal$1,392,424-33%2,313-469$602$65,258,9284DreamWorks
9Shrek 2$1,323,734-24%2,142-467$618$418,524,0718DreamWorks
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,316,739-17%2,002-723$658$232,801,2546Warner Bros.