'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, Jun. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,004,492-9%3,6632$1,093$278,898,0672Fox
3The Longest Yard (2005)$3,664,157-8%3,634--$1,008$66,257,4141Paramount
4The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$2,135,089--2,529--$844$2,135,0890Warner Bros.
5Monster-in-Law$846,231-9%3,230-194$262$64,229,8033New Line
6Crash (2005)$478,712-4%1,680-225$285$37,178,7084Lionsgate
7Kicking & Screaming$428,1420%2,966-504$144$44,981,4893Universal
9Kingdom of Heaven$145,145-21%1,328-1480$109$45,359,2594Fox
10The Interpreter$132,317-13%1,171-993$113$69,486,1576Universal