'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 Sat, Mar. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring Two$13,102,021-12%3,332--$3,932$27,907,5531DreamWorks
3The Pacifier$5,546,76456%3,18115$1,744$68,835,4743Disney
4Hitch$2,923,17047%2,703-272$1,081$157,752,6366Sony / Columbia
5Ice Princess$2,836,59035%2,501--$1,134$4,940,2361Disney
7Be Cool$2,536,06946%2,660-556$953$45,677,1303MGM
8Million Dollar Baby$1,874,81871%2,210-165$848$88,903,41014Warner Bros.
9Diary of a Mad Black Woman$1,106,51257%1,279-326$865$47,075,7334Lionsgate
10Constantine$983,10049%1,670-500$589$69,701,2675Warner Bros.