'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, Nov. 5 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 5 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredibles$20,503,776--3,933--$5,213$20,503,7761Disney
2The Grudge$4,246,223268%3,336-12$1,273$80,327,1733Sony / Columbia
6Shall We Dance (2004)$1,743,914167%2,54266$686$38,231,9414Miramax
7Shark Tale$1,120,914106%2,817-564$398$150,595,4106DreamWorks
8Friday Night Lights$1,002,186203%2,110-894$475$55,285,8325Universal
9Ladder 49$819,078176%1,670-712$490$68,122,8506Disney
10Team America: World Police$575,71078%1,702-633$338$29,178,1974Paramount