'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 Tue, Jul. 5 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 5 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1War of the Worlds$8,453,223-31%3,908--$2,163$121,197,1731Paramount
2Batman Begins$2,535,082-32%3,765-93$673$157,338,2723Warner Bros.
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,672,329-22%2,985-280$560$147,753,8154Fox
4Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,664,431-14%3,5210$473$38,757,9472Disney
5Bewitched$1,649,248-14%3,18814$517$42,233,9412Sony / Columbia
8Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$611,290-36%1,759-612$348$367,110,9307Fox
9The Longest Yard (2005)$552,301-17%1,790-726$309$149,242,3246Paramount
10George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$507,383-6%2,2534$225$17,258,5442Universal