'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, Apr. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sahara (2005)$1,227,5141%3,154--$389$23,347,3381Paramount
2Sin City$863,547-2%3,2300$267$54,619,0122Miramax / Dimension
3Fever Pitch (2005)$639,965-2%3,267--$196$15,144,5381Fox
4Guess Who$404,7012%3,064-83$132$52,673,3023Sony / Columbia
5Beauty Shop$324,2701%2,6590$122$27,477,9442MGM
6Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$291,5403%3,011-222$97$38,699,0223Warner Bros.
8The Upside of Anger$199,278-2%1,15140$173$12,998,3905New Line
9The Pacifier$193,5175%2,375-476$81$101,309,5576Disney
10The Ring Two$172,013-2%2,407-772$71$72,998,7324DreamWorks