'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, Mar. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pacifier$1,402,515-3%3,131--$448$36,325,4261Disney
2Be Cool$1,018,444-11%3,216--$317$28,126,4101MGM
3Hitch$776,522-1%3,438-133$226$141,054,6404Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Baby$538,733-13%2,350225$229$78,911,13312Warner Bros.
5Constantine$514,9014%2,758-248$187$62,682,2833Warner Bros.
6Diary of a Mad Black Woman$494,9256%1,703220$291$39,143,9902Lionsgate
7Because of Winn-Dixie$229,40510%2,506-682$92$27,584,4633Fox
8Cursed$229,1712%2,8050$82$16,201,2202Miramax / Dimension
9The Jacket$220,335-5%1,331--$166$3,650,4901Warner Independent
10Man of the House (2005)$201,2123%2,4220$83$14,751,1232Sony / Columbia