'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, Nov. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
3The Grudge$1,438,796-16%3,348103$430$73,844,1892Sony / Columbia
4Shark Tale$978,08543%3,381-275$289$148,518,8145DreamWorks
5Shall We Dance (2004)$702,51825%2,47657$284$35,212,0743Miramax
6Friday Night Lights$361,3825%3,00435$120$53,652,2364Universal
7Team America: World Police$335,885-10%2,335-285$144$27,954,2803Paramount
8Ladder 49$327,56216%2,382-420$138$66,726,2365Disney
9Surviving Christmas$308,50520%2,7555$112$8,550,6532DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$219,69313%1,884-473$117$33,113,4894Fox