'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 Fri, May. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Longest Yard (2005)$16,186,373--3,634--$4,454$16,186,3731Paramount
2Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$15,579,14672%3,6632$4,253$216,019,3632Fox
4Monster-in-Law$2,990,111101%3,230-194$926$52,653,0983New Line
5Kicking & Screaming$1,423,41555%2,966-504$480$39,037,8073Universal
6Crash (2005)$1,275,50995%1,680-225$759$31,414,4264Lionsgate
8The Interpreter$497,85859%1,171-993$425$67,094,0206Universal
9Kingdom of Heaven$436,33811%1,328-1480$329$43,260,9944Fox
10House of Wax$394,45818%1,635-1131$241$28,631,0184Warner Bros.