'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 Mon, Mar. 28 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 28 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guess Who$2,646,409-48%3,147--$841$23,317,5861Sony / Columbia
3Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$1,932,494-41%3,233--$598$19,031,2021Warner Bros.
4The Pacifier$1,610,867-14%3,102-79$519$87,440,1064Disney
5The Ring Two$1,553,895-48%3,3419$465$59,456,5262DreamWorks
6Ice Princess$955,34223%2,5010$382$14,297,4082Disney
7Hitch$601,029-42%2,233-470$269$167,046,0677Sony / Columbia
9Be Cool$370,482-53%1,883-777$197$52,708,2894MGM
10Million Dollar Baby$331,496-50%1,710-500$194$94,477,85915Warner Bros.