'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 Wed, Mar. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Pacifier$1,319,403-1%3,16635$417$58,378,4282Disney
4Hitch$742,989-7%2,975-463$250$152,112,9085Sony / Columbia
5Be Cool$737,049-9%3,2160$229$40,724,1452MGM
6Million Dollar Baby$471,449-6%2,37525$199$85,481,02913Warner Bros.
7Constantine$382,183-7%2,170-588$176$67,715,6334Warner Bros.
8Diary of a Mad Black Woman$284,698-8%1,605-98$177$44,964,8983Lionsgate
9Man of the House (2005)$164,4751%1,903-519$86$16,994,7513Sony / Columbia
10Because of Winn-Dixie$156,1826%1,702-804$92$29,450,0744Fox