'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 Thu, Jan. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Are We There Yet?$823,8175%2,709--$304$22,112,6071Sony / Columbia
2Meet the Fockers$775,8795%3,446-108$225$250,347,1715Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$758,351-2%2,261305$335$60,700,1985Miramax
4Coach Carter$717,30611%2,55228$281$45,556,0002Paramount
5In Good Company$588,5423%1,963397$300$29,752,7514Universal
6Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$576,6643%2,29764$251$10,471,9411Rogue
7The Phantom of the Opera$486,22515%1,511604$322$34,890,5745Warner Bros.
8White Noise$381,38110%2,247-32$170$50,841,6103Universal
9Racing Stripes$358,57610%3,1850$113$28,527,1032Warner Bros.