'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 Sun, Jul. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four$14,656,152-27%3,602--$4,069$56,061,0281Fox
2War of the Worlds$8,463,210-31%3,9102$2,165$164,977,5822Paramount
3Batman Begins$2,986,416-25%3,344-421$893$171,904,2024Warner Bros.
4Dark Water$2,485,049-31%2,657--$935$9,939,0421Disney
5Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$2,128,760-35%2,781-204$765$158,667,5375Fox
6Bewitched$1,548,875-28%3,014-174$514$50,936,0793Sony / Columbia
7Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,541,185-34%3,002-519$513$48,290,1033Disney
10Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$743,268-32%1,355-404$549$370,816,7448Fox