'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 Fri, Jul. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Supremacy$18,436,993--3,165--$5,825$18,436,9931Universal
2I, Robot$6,901,54452%3,4200$2,018$80,297,4312Fox
3Catwoman$6,092,205--3,117--$1,955$6,092,2051Warner Bros.
4Spider-Man 2$4,469,59866%3,753-305$1,191$317,918,6094Sony / Columbia
5A Cinderella Story$2,749,42749%2,6250$1,047$24,524,2062Warner Bros.
6Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$2,291,21543%2,936-168$780$66,376,8513DreamWorks
7The Notebook (2004)$1,425,48638%2,003-86$712$59,488,4395New Line
8Fahrenheit 9/11$1,391,75633%1,855-149$750$99,769,8675Lionsgate
9King Arthur (2004)$915,338-5%2,104-982$435$43,050,5913Disney
10Shrek 2$659,96524%1,559-298$423$427,789,84810DreamWorks