'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, Jul. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1War of the Worlds$21,920,81552%3,908--$5,609$57,602,8891Paramount
2Batman Begins$4,574,78273%3,765-93$1,215$140,039,1113Warner Bros.
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$3,230,10992%2,985-280$1,082$136,588,0994Fox
4Bewitched$3,084,94455%3,18814$968$32,592,8232Sony / Columbia
5Herbie: Fully Loaded$3,000,94043%3,5210$852$29,331,8522Disney
8Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,196,89478%1,759-612$680$362,664,9137Fox
9The Longest Yard (2005)$1,044,53185%1,790-726$584$145,730,1086Paramount
10George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$867,58654%2,2534$385$14,362,9742Universal